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

Saturday, September 28, 2024

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[Jesus continued,] "And [the Son of Man] will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones from all over the world — from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven."
— Mark 13:27 NLT

Key Thought

Those who 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 who 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 my future rests 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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Illustration of Mark 13:27 NLT — [Jesus continued,] "And [the Son of Man] will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones from all over the world — from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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