So what happens to those of us who die in Christ? There is a great deal of speculation. The bottom line is that when we are headed home. Paul was clear in his later letter to the Philippians–to live is Christ and to die is gain. He was encouraging the Thessalonians to take heart. This life is only a dot on the line of eternity. Paul was making clear that once we finish this life, God will not forget or forsake us! God will call us home to spend eternity with Him and we will see the fullness and glory of God.
In the meanwhile, we should live each day as if it were our last and as if we are working for God–not for men. Even with the finest bosses, we still need to see our efforts reflect and are to honor our Father in heaven. The way we live is our legacy. The life we lead should reflect the Lord as our light and life. It is simply no secret that this is the training ground for what is ahead. We should face each day with the confidence that Christ will return and we will spend eternity with Him. Help me, Lord to live and honor you in all that I do.
God Bless You