As we begin to think about Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday - I am drawn to I Corinthians 15. It is a fascinating chapter not only about Jesus’ resurrection but also about the believer’s resurrection! What will our bodies be like in heaven?
Just think about the most beautiful woman you have ever seen on earth – she is under the curse of sin! If we saw Adam and Eve most likely it would take our breath away – they were created perfect. And if they saw us – they might be in shock!
The Bible does not give us a lot of details about what we will look like in heaven – but it gives us a word picture so that we can begin to imagine what our bodies will be like in heaven. God’s word compares our bodies to a seed.
A few years ago, the children and I planted sunflower seeds and tomato seeds. When those seeds rose up – they looked nothing like the original seeds! The sunflowers grew to be 6 feet tall and glorious! The tomatoes became plump, juicy and bright red! They changed dramatically.
It is the same with our bodies – our bodies are like a seed…and after death we will be raised up with glorious bodies! Read this!
I Corinthians 15 says,”If Christ had not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins…But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead (AMEN!!)…someone may ask, How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?”
“When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. (37,38)…There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another(40)…So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.(42-44)“
The reality of planting just one tiny seed from a tomato – which can grow into a large tomato plant that will bear much fruit floors me! But you know what floors me even more – my body is just a seed – a seed I have to live in for no more than 60 more years. Then I am going to get a juicy body in heaven!!!! And you will too!!!! Praise the Lord that Jesus rose from the dead – my hope is in Him!
Walk with the King!