In chapter one, Bullet is recalling the sound of his sister’s voice singing, “’Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown,’ that voice sang, ‘When at evening the sun goeth down? When I wake with the blest in the mansions of rest, will there be any stars in my crown.’” The lyrics are […]
Using one of the most well known similes in the Bible, the Apostle Paul reminded the Christians in Thessalonica that they knew “perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night” (1 THESSALONIANS 5 : 2).
This sonnet begins with the speaker imploring angels to, “At the round earth’s imagined corners blow / Your trumpets…” alluding to REVELATION 7 : 1. He then speaks of the redeemed dead being reunited with Christ and of those “whose eyes / Shall behold God, and never taste death’s woe”…
1 CORINTHIANS 15 : 51-52 reveals the Apostle Paul telling the Corinthian church, “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”