I think one of the most touching scenes in the thirteen book Left Behind series came in “Kingdom Come”, the final book. It came after the scene of judgment of those who had rejected Jesus, which was very sobering and sad. The ground literally opened up and swallowed them. Then Jesus recognized and rewarded the Old Testament saints with wonderful rejoicing. The martyrs during the tribulation were next with Jesus placing crowns on their heads for their perseverance and suffering. They literally surrounded Him for a time of worship and praise.
But for me the most touching time was at the end where Jesus brought together the saints and their loved ones in a great reunion. It’s hard to explain the emotion I felt. I am somewhat a softie when I watch movies with happy endings, although I try to hide my tears. But this happy ending went much deeper.
Many of my family members and friends have died. They’re a part of my story, but they are no longer a part of my life, except in memories. Do they just stop existing? Or do they go somewhere? Are they in a state of limbo, or are they in a state of anticipation of a happy ending, just like me?
I’ll come right out and say it. I don’t need to hide it any longer. I bawled like a baby! Lord willing I have a long time on this earth to make an impact for Christ and to be a part of many others coming to know Him. But I know reunion time is coming!
See you next time,