Sunday, June 8, 2014

Beautiful and Strong!



The sun isn’t like the moon, the moon isn’t like the stars, and each star is different.

That’s how it will be when our bodies are raised to life. These bodies will die, but the bodies that are raised will live forever.   These ugly and weak bodies will become beautiful and strong.   As surely as there are physical bodies, there are spiritual bodies. And our physical bodies will be changed into spiritual bodies.

1 Corinthians 15:41-44

It almost sounds like a commercial on television.  "Your ugly and weak body will become beautiful and strong!"  For so many the goal of life itself is to keep this physical body beautiful and strong and to stay alive here as long as possible.  Losing weight, having better "abs" (abdominal muscles) and looking "good" in a swim suit capture the attention of many people whose financial wealth is enough to keep them from being concerned about how to find the next meal.

We all know that ultimately all body building and beauty techniques for this physical body are doomed to fail!  You may be able to look like you are 40 when you are 60, but you will not look like you are 40 when you are 100!  The physical aging process is a non-stop trip to the grave that may be slowed, but not stopped! 

But your spiritual body that you will be given if you are a follower of Jesus Christ is very different indeed!  It will be beautiful and strong and it will never die!  You will forever be at your "prime of life!"  As the old church song proclaimed so well, you will "never grow old!"

So if you want the "perfect body," here on earth, you might as well quit searching for it.  The perfect body cannot be found here on earth and if you did find it, the next day it would start going away!  But when you get to Heaven your spiritual body will be beautiful and strong and to make things even better, it will not hurt or even catch a cold! 

And here is the best part.  The perfect, beautiful and strong body that you will have in Heaven is free if you follow Jesus!  Give Jesus your life and body here on this earth and He will give you a life and body in Heaven!  It is an amazing trade and one that you will never regret throughout Eternity!

"Lord, I give you my whole self again today!  Use me as You will!  And praise Your Holy Name forever! Amen."

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