An old adage for parents states, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Basically, what it is saying is don’t blink, or your time with your children will be gone before you know it. Paul expresses the same concern when he says the Lord will return in the blink of an eye. In an instant, we will all be changed. Don’t Blink. Jesus could come back, and you could be left behind.
“in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.”
In the Blink of an Eye
No one wants to think about death or the end of life, but it is inevitable. Paul addresses some of the concerns people in the church in Corinth had been asking about. What will it be like when Jesus returns? What happens to those who have already died? Paul also addressed this with the church in Thessalonica. They thought the rapture had happened, and they missed out. Paul explains that when Jesus comes, it is going to be so quick that if you blink, you could miss it. The trumpet will sound, and Jesus will return on the clouds and gather those who are His. It will start with those who died first, and then those who are still alive will be caught up in the air with Him. It will be a glorious moment.
Are you ready to be changed? There will be no more weeping or pain. In an instant, you will be changed from your corruptible body to one that is perfect. Those who have passed away will be raised from the grave into incorruptible bodies, which means those who have been cremated as well. God brought us out of the dust He can reconstruct us back too. Don’t be so in love with your life here on earth that you don’t want Jesus to return. Look at every ache and pain as you getting one step closer to heaven.