The greatest hope I have for the future is the blessing of seeing the faces in heaven of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and telling them how much I appreciate the Father’s gracious choice to allow me into their presence.
The second greatest hope is being delivered from the grave into the throneroom in order experience my first-order blessing.
It is SO good to know that my earthly body — in whatever condition it is post-mortem — will be transformed in some as-yet unrevealed way and it will rise up to join heaven’s choir.
I’m not talking about what Paul promised in I Thessalonians 4:16. Instead, I’m talking about the prophet Isaiah’s words more than 700 years earlier in chapter 26 of his book:
“But those who die in the Lord will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the place of the dead!” (verse 19)
I’m looking forward to that day when I’m flying high…. even though I have no idea of when it will happen.
The fact that it WILL is good enough for me to keep my life airworthy in a spiritual sense.
I pray that you’ll do the same.
As always, I love you