“…for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” – 1 Corinthians 15:52
In our culture today, we get hit with a lot of information about how to have the perfect body. If you watch cable TV, you’ll see that for a mere $19.95 and fifteen minutes a day, some fitness machine will give you the perfect body. But I have bad news for you. Even though some of you may come closer to the perfect body than others, no one in this life will ever permanently achieve it. For all of us, our bodies will eventually wear out.
One day when Jesus returns, the Christian will be given the perfect body. Jesus Christ promised we will receive a new body that never wears out. It comes with a new mind that never struggles with envy, hatred or any of life’s sins. A perfect ten of a body that never tires, that never wears out–I could sure use that!
We are to take care of our bodies today, even though they will wear out. But don’t miss the big picture! Live with the hope of Jesus’ promise that one day those who know Him in a personal way will receive the perfect body. A body that lasts!