Today’s devotion is based on 1 Corinthians 15:35-58.
“For the trumpet will sound,
the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:52
When we finally see Christ — face to face in all His glory — we will be transformed. Our bodies will be renewed, restored.
I wonder, sometimes, what that “new heavenly body” will be like.
In eternity, God the Father is the source of light, so I imagine that I’ll no longer need to fear direct sunlight. My skin won’t be susceptible to skin cancer anymore. In heaven, I’ll finally be able to bask in the warmth of eternal light.
I think about my brother, too.
A double amputee here. Running strong again there.
I think about my grandmother.
A loss of memory here. A mind that remembers there.
We’ll be made whole.
All of us. Our bodies. Our minds. Our hearts. Our souls.
This is why I have hope. This is how I can face another day.
Because I know the suffering of today will be erased by tomorrow.
This, today, here and now, isn’t all there is.
There’s more. Much more. Infinitely more than we can think or imagine.
We can only trust . . . and dream.
Knowing that one day, all this here will pass away. And all that is true will stay.