Q. I know you don’t have time for silly questions, but I have been thinking about this every day for almost 2 years, since my mother died unexpectedly. My mother was a true believer, so I know she is with Jesus. At the rapture, the dead in Christ will rise first, and those of us who are alive will join them in the clouds. Right? This would be purely speculation on your part, I realize, but do you think that we will be reunited with the ones we love immediately, right there in the clouds?
I think how many people there will be and how confusing it could be (if God were not in charge) I miss her so much and want to see her again so bad. I am just praying that I get to see her quickly after the rapture. Because if I have to look for her, that could take awhile!
A. 1 Thes. 4:17 says, “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” To me, this implies that we’ll all be reunited in the clouds. But even if that’s not the case, Paul also wrote that this will all take place in the twinkling of an eye. (1 Cor. 15:52) In other words it’ll happen so quickly that you won’t notice the passage of any time.