We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet Him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NLT
This is one promise that I am looking forward to. Jesus will return, and all of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in Jesus will be resurrected, and those of us who are alive will go with Jesus to heaven together. We are sad when we attend the funeral of a loved one. We miss them terribly. But we have the promise that we will see them again when Jesus comes. Paul says we are to encourage each other with this promise. Share this promise with those that are mourning the loss of their loved one.