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Apr 14, 2013

All Caught Up in Christ

For quite some time now, I have been keeping a family journal. It is a place where I note significant events, milestones, and family member achievements. It serves as a record for reference sake but more that that it provides a glimpse into what our family was all caught up in at any given time. Looking back through the journal there is a sense of joy and of peace. Christ is so evident on every page. Although it seems like our lives are spent racing from one thing to the next, there is a tapestry of God's love woven through the years. 

The Bible tells us that someday those giving their life to the Lord will be caught up with Him and spend eternity in Heaven. The beauty of walking with Christ is that our lives on earth are also all caught up in Him. His influence, grace and beauty effect the way we live and the choices we make. His love and everlasting hope provides the perfect foundation on which our families grow and prosper. 

Life is complex and it is be easy to be consumed by the troubles of the world and the daily issues we face. Still, for those walking with Jesus, he carries us through the difficult times enveloped in his love. Often without us even knowing, he is working to ensure the details come together to provide the perfect love story. What about you? When you look back over your life can you see God's fingerprints? You may be all caught up in the journey and be missing the blessings. Instead, get all caught up in Christ and he will take care of the rest.

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:18 - 20

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