A while back Shannon taught me how to practice for the rapture. Somebody yells “RAPTURE PRACTICE!” and everybody is supposed to jump up towards the ski like we’re being sucked to heaven. We do it sometimes just to make ourselves laugh.
Well last week we had a preacher come in from the outside to give our sermon. He started out by saying “We are living in the times that Jesus says to watch for… Who’s excited? Who’s ready to go when the trumpet sounds?” And I looked across the room for Shannon and mouthes “rapture practice?” And we both jumped straight out of our chairs with our arms stretched torward the sky and yelled “RAPTURE PRACTICE!” Then we sat down like nothing happened.
People laughed. Some looked at us like we were crazy. But it was so fun! And we got excited! Cause that will be the day when we are taken to the sky for real!
“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 will be caught up together in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore, encourage each other with these words.” I Thess. 4:16-8