How will you be transformed? How will you change? Do you ever think about that? Do you realize when you die you will change? Do you know your earthly body will become a heavenly body?
All who believe in Jesus will be changed. We will give up our corruptible earthly body and put on a heavenly body that is incorruptible. Our fallible earthly body will be exchanged for a perfect heavenly body.
God has provided a glimpse of this transformation in the seeds and plants of this earth. We know the seeds that are planted have one form and become something completely different as they grow. Tiny seeds of wheat grow into stalks that produce heads of grain. The small seeds of flowers grow into bushes producing beautifully colored flowers. An acorn, about the size of the end of your thumb, grows into a mighty oak tree.
Though these are not perfect parallels to what will happen to us when we die, they are a representation to give us a glimpse. The significant difference is this—we will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye (1 Corinthians 15:51-52). We may not fully understand how this will happen, but God works in ways that we can’t comprehend in the here and now. Our faith trusts that God will fulfill His promises. We trust God can do what is impossible for us (Luke 18:27).
It is sad that many people around us do not think about their eternal life. They either don’t believe or won’t plan for eternal life. Their focus is only on the moment they are living. Oh, perhaps they will plan for a future, but the future they plan for is an earthly future not an eternal future. They may not believe they will be raised from the dead and live forever. They may believe all they will ever experience is the life they have on this earth. Unfortunately, they are sadly mistaken.
We will all live forever. Those of us who believe in Jesus will live forever in God’s presence. We will be with Jesus, our Brother, for eternity. Our earthly bodies may pass away, but they do so that we may be given our heavenly body. Take heart in this wonderful promise of transformation.
I pray we all keep in mind our eternal life. I pray we spend are earthly life preparing for our heavenly life. I pray each of us trust God to fulfill His promise. Prepare for transformation. Look forward to the change. Trust God. Put your faith in Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:35-38 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 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.