15 Jan Resurrection Morning
On January 15, 2010 seven thousand Haitian people were buried in one grave. Good people, bad people, forgiven people and guilty people, young people, old people, children and grandparents, Christians and non-believers. What an interesting task God has on resurrection morning. Not really. It is easy for Him. He knows each of us intimately. Our DNA is imprinted in His expansive infinite mind. Just as He was not dependent on pre-existing matter when He spoke our world into being, He is not dependent upon specific molecules. Our thoughts, our memories, our personalities are the things He stores for resurrection morning. Just as my father, who has been gone for twenty years, lives in my mind, so we will live in our heavenly Father’s mind.
I Corinthians 15 is a joy to read. It is the most complete explanation about life and death found anywhere in Scripture. Apparently there were people in Corinth mocking the promises. They wanted to know what we would look like in our resurrected bodies. Paul assured us we can trust the promises and know that we will be gloriously different than what we are now. Just as a seed produces a mature plant that looks nothing like the seed so shall we be so much more than what we now see in the mirror. What will we be? What we were supposed to be from the very beginning.
He wrote in verse 49, “As we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.” Verse 52. Don’t be too vain about how good you look now because someday you will look so much better!!
Written by Roger Bothwell on January 15, 2010.
Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574