What Jesus Did! 'Gathering the Chosen' — Mark 13:27

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"The Son of Man will send his angels all around the earth. The angels will gather his chosen people from every part of the earth."
— Mark 13:27 NLT
Illustration of Mark 13:27 NLT — "The Son of Man will send his angels all around the earth. The angels will gather his chosen people from every part of the earth."

Key Thought

Those that belong to the Lord will be gathered to meet him. Those who belong to the Lord will join this celebration whether they are physically alive or dead. All that belong to him will be gathered together for the great reunion of the children of God. What a day of celebration and joy for those who love the Lord. No wonder God's children have looked forward to this day with great anticipation and joy.

Today's Prayer

O Father, I can only imagine how glorious the day of Jesus' return will actually be. I look forward to being reunited with those who have gone on before me to be with Christ. I look forward to being with those whose language I cannot now speak, but with whom I will enjoy the praise and celebration of heaven. Thank you for such a great hope that rests in my future with Jesus! In his name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
  • 2 Timothy 4:8

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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