Glorified bodies

I’ve occasionally heard people say, “I don’t need money, fancy vacations, fame, or a huge home as long as I have my health.” Well, what if you don’t have your health anymore? Most baby boomers will remember a famous line from The Who song “My Generation” that talked about hoping to die before getting old. Are you afraid of the aging process? Do you feel sick or weak or old right now?

If you’re a believer in Christ, you can enjoy the wisdom and serenity that come with age, knowing that shaky hands and bad knees are only temporary. Soon we will all enjoy glorified bodies. Isaiah says in chapter 35, “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts . . . your God will come . . . to save you” (verses 3,4).

Complete physical restoration of bone, tissue, cartilage, blood, hair, and skin is a piece of cake to the Lord of the universe. We’re going to look so good in heaven that we will probably need name tags to recognize one another.

Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001. A Milwaukee native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus Lutheran Church on Milwaukee’s near north side since 1980. In addition, he is the author of six books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics.

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