There are special days in your life that stand out as you think back...a special Christmas, birthday, unexpected day trip to the circus, wedding day, births of your children, etc. Then there are days that stand out in the memory of a nation and a world...assassination of President Kennedy, major earthquake in Japan, 9/11/2001 and the World Trade Center attack. There is coming a day that will stand out to every individual, every nation and every generation that has ever lived. The Bible calls it the Day of the Lord. It will be, at the same time, a day of judgement and a day of victory. There are many references to this day in the Old Testament and New Testament. The prophet Joel looks forward and describes it this way: "Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the Lord will soon arrive." The prophet Malachi paints a picture of great drama: "Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives." In the New Testament Paul tells us that this day will come with a surprise!..."For you know quite well that the day of the Lord's return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night." I hope that you are one of the people who has come out of the valley of decision and made the decision to welcome the Lord on that special day, when He comes. Surely the day of your personal decision will be one of the special days that you will remember the rest of your life (even beyond the Day of the Lord). (references from Joel 3:14, Malachi 4:5 and 1 Thessalonians 5:2).
blessings this day,