The View from Benarty Hill, Fife.

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44. (NASB)

There is nothing that exites the Christian heart more than the promise of Heaven. As time marches on our world becomes more unsafe and scary for believers. Many believers (including myself) believe we are close to what we call “The End Times.” In these days we are looking forward to our Lord Jesus calling His brethren home, both the living and the dead. We will all be called Heavenward in new spiritual bodies, free from the imperfections of our humanity.

I was blessed by a great devotional poem on this subject this morning. It was by Ruth my sister in Christ, and can be found here. My daily Bible reading also spoke of going to Heaven, hence my chosen text today. I am a firm believer in that when God says something at least twice from different sources, I better pay attention.

I have fond memories of stories I heard about Heaven, and how to get there. My Brethren grandparents spoke frequently with great joy of “meeting the Lord in the air.” Over the years I have visited the cemetery to tend their grave in the shadow of Benarty Hill overlooking their village. It is a place filled with memories and hope, I have often tried to visualise how wonderful their resurrection will be as they rise high over the lochs and hills of Fife. What a wonderful day that will be!

Dear reader, all believers in Christ have this glorious hope. Whether dead or still alive, on the day of resurrection we will meet our Lord and Saviour in the air. Going to Heaven is a special event for which we will be clothed in new garments, our new spiritual eternal bodies. Our old clothes are no good for Heaven, we will be unshackled from our human bodies and set free from pain. Now this is something to look forward to!

7 thoughts on “The Meeting in the Air

  1. “ So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:54,55

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  2. What a fabulous blog, as always, Alan – spot on! Thank you so much for including a link to today’s prayer. We seem to be walking side by side at the moment, don’t we? My heart is full of joy today, because we had far fewer COVID precautions at mass. Take care, always, and may God bless you very richly XXXX

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      1. Sorry about this late reply. I saw the beginning of this message flash up on my screen days ago, but never found it amongst my emails. Today, I just checked back through loads of messages and found it at last. I’ve never, ever, been compared to someone in the Bible before, but what a privilege and honour it is! All down to God though, without whom I can write nothing at all. Yesterday I contacted the Gaither Band to see if they would like to use any of my lyrics, but Mr. Gaither is 85 now, and reducing his workload, so they said thanks, but no thanks. I might try again with Signature Sound, though. What do you think? XXXX

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      2. I wasn’t worried about you not replying to the comment, I knew you would get a chuckle from it eventually. I think it is a great that you are trying other avenues for your writing, it is about doing the best we can with what He gives us – it honours Him. I will pray that God will open the right doors for your lyrics Ruth.
        Recently I have approached some christian media companies such as Crosswalk regarding my own writing.

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