Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 31, 2021

They Lived Happily Ever After

“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse!  The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war, and the armies of heaven were following him on white horses.” Revelation 19:11,14 (ESV)

“Oh, I’m so excited.  What an incredible blessing it worked out this way.  I’m in town to visit family, and I find out He’s coming.  I can’t believe it.  He has no idea how much He’s changed my life. I just touched the hem of His garment the last time and everything changed. I must tell Him. Rebecca, we need to go.  Do you have your palm branches?”

Imagine the excitement among the people when he rode into town that day on a donkey. People shouting “Hosanna” and waving palm branches (symbol of triumph).  For three years, He had been restoring sight to blind people, healing the lame, raising people from the dead, and speaking messages of hope and encouragement to people.  He was the rescuer everyone dreamed of.

No one could have imagined how drastically things would change in one week.  Jesus was betrayed, crucified, buried, and then resurrected.  He appeared to his disciples and over 500 people before ascending to Heaven.

For over 2000 years, Jesus’ followers have been waiting for His return.  Waiting to be “rescued” from the pain of this earth.  Perhaps that’s why so many of us love the romantic movies with a hero (a Prince Charming) riding in on a white horse to whisk us off to a perfect life. Or we try to fill that ache in our soul for something more with things/substances that only end up leaving us feeling emptier.

There’s only one person who can truly fill the longing of our heart.  That is Jesus.  His physical body is in heaven preparing a place for us to live when we die.  He left us the gift of the Comforter until He returns. Have you read the blueprints of the design of the city He’s building for us? One day we will walk on streets paved with gold, perhaps that’s why the Bible tells us to not seek money but Him. Our Prince owns it all.

One day Jesus will return. He will be riding a white horse this time – with His triumphal entry.  The Prince of Peace will establish His Kingdom on earth.  Those of us who died having accepted Him will return to earth with Him (the New Earth) that is – in our resurrected/perfect bodies.  There will be no more pain, no more abuse, no more cancer, no dying and we will live happily ever after.

No fairy tale ending here – a real life – God’s Word promises us.

“Lord help us to not dream about false rescuers. Teach us to call on the Holy Spirit (the Comforter) to ease our hurts until we see You face to face.”

For His Glory

Laura Holmes (
TRBC Women’s Life

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