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THE GREAT DATE

 

Paul Schneidmill

 

I should be able to get away for a little while and meet you. she stated.  What time do you think youll be able to leave?

Ill leave between 12:00 and 12:15.  I answered, hoping wed be able to do this. 

Call me before you leave and Ill let you know what Im doing.  she replied.  I said that I would and hung up the telephone.

 

It was a date we were planning during the lunch period.  A lunch date together.  We hadnt had one in quite a while during that time and I was looking forward to it.  I was simply looking forward to just the chance for us to be together for a time.    

 

I finished a task at work and was able to leave right around the time I specified.  I called her while driving and let her know I was en-route to our designated rendezvous.    

 

Okay. she said. Looks like Im going to be able to make it.  Ill leave in a few minutes. 

 

I was excited.

 

I arrived about 12:30, parked, and called her again to let her know Id arrived.  She arrived about 12:45.  I was waiting where she could see me and guided her into a nearby parking space.  I was very glad to see her and very, very glad we had this opportunity to have a date together. 

 

She looked beautiful. 

 

We kissed and went into a cafeteria-style place we hadnt visited in years to have lunch. 

 

The place had been remodeled and there were a few people working there who recognized and remembered me from way-back-when.  They seemed very glad to see me and even more glad that she was with me.         

 

Lunch was really fun!  I had fun just ordering and getting the food with her!  As we sat and ate, we talked and I gazed into her eyes and reveled in the nuances of her expressions and voice-tones. 

 

I was having a most excellent time!

 

After lunch, we got into her car and went to a little shop we had planned to visit nearby and browsed.  A very helpful attendant joked with us and told her to spend all my money.  We bought a few items and left, she drove me back to my car, we kissed again and parted to go back to work.

 

I went back to work happy.  Id had a most beautiful and wonderful lunch date with my beautiful and wonderful wife!    

 

I really appreciated getting away for awhile with her, even for a brief while because it is often very difficult to do so since we both work fulltime as employees, parents, spouses, servants, students (Im the current student she finished earlier this year), and a host of other things that probably dont have recognizable designations.  

 

All in all, it was a great date and Im looking forward to our next one.

 

Theres another great date Im looking forward to.  I have no earthly idea when it will actually take place, but I know without any semblance of a doubt that it will happen.

 

With a loud command and with the shout of the chief angel and the sounding of the trumpet of God, the Lord will return, descending from heaven.  Then those who had faith in Christ before they died will be raised to life.  Next, all of those who are still alive (having faith in Christ) will be taken up into the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the sky.  From that moment, we will all be with the Lord for all eternity.  So comfort and encourage each other with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, paraphrase-mine) 

 

For this date, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will return as He promised (John 14:1-3) and as was promised (Acts 1:10-11).  Im totally certain this date will take place because it has been promised by God and all His promises are in the affirmative in the truest sense of the word (yea), and given and expressed with complete conviction (amen).  For verification, see 2 Corinthians 1:20.

 

This date has a designated and predetermined rendezvous!

Im as excited about this date as I was for the one with my wife!

I will be extremely glad to see Him as I know He will be regarding me!

The beauty I will behold on that day will be indescribable and I will have an equally indescribably excellent time for all eternity!

 

I had a great date with my wife as Ive shared with you.  One day soon Ill also have a great date with my Savior.  That great date will have one highly distinct difference from the one I had with my wife:

 

We wont ever have to part and I wont have to go back to work!                           

 

 Copyright 2004, Paul Schneidmill