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Jesus Is Coming Again
By Steve Higginbotham
April 28, 2004
Several years ago while I was in
college, a young man in our dormitory decided that it would be
funny to get his trumpet and in the middle of the night blow out
the tune, "When The Saints Go Marching In." Sure enough, at
around 3:00 a.m. one morning, we were awakened to the sound of a
trumpet playing this song.
Later that morning, a friend of
mine who lived across the hall from me came in my room and asked
me if I had heard the racket. He said that it had scared him
half-to-death! He thought it was the return of the Lord, and so
he said he grabbed his mattress and held on tight because he
wasn't ready for his return!
Well, at the time, I got a good
laugh out of that. Good enough for him. He needed the scare.
But now, some day Jesus is going to return and when he does, the
trump of the arch-angel will sound, the dead will be raised, those
who are alive will be changed a moment, in the twinkling of an
eye. There will be no time to make amends. There will be no time
for changes. And holding onto one's mattress won't keep you from
Some day, people will be sitting
and reading, just as you are right now, and the sound of a trumpet
will interrupt their calm. If it happened right now, would you be
ready? Give it some thought.
Copyright © 2004, South Green Street Church of Christ,
Permission is granted to copy these articles.