So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; 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. 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44. (NASB)
There is nothing that exites the Christian heart more than the promise of Heaven. As time marches on our world becomes more unsafe and scary for believers. Many believers (including myself) believe we are close to what we call “The End Times.” In these days we are looking forward to our Lord Jesus calling His brethren home, both the living and the dead. We will all be called Heavenward in new spiritual bodies, free from the imperfections of our humanity.
I was blessed by a great devotional poem on this subject this morning. It was by Ruth my sister in Christ, and can be found here. My daily Bible reading also spoke of going to Heaven, hence my chosen text today. I am a firm believer in that when God says something at least twice from different sources, I better pay attention.
I have fond memories of stories I heard about Heaven, and how to get there. My Brethren grandparents spoke frequently with great joy of “meeting the Lord in the air.” Over the years I have visited the cemetery to tend their grave in the shadow of Benarty Hill overlooking their village. It is a place filled with memories and hope, I have often tried to visualise how wonderful their resurrection will be as they rise high over the lochs and hills of Fife. What a wonderful day that will be!
Dear reader, all believers in Christ have this glorious hope. Whether dead or still alive, on the day of resurrection we will meet our Lord and Saviour in the air. Going to Heaven is a special event for which we will be clothed in new garments, our new spiritual eternal bodies. Our old clothes are no good for Heaven, we will be unshackled from our human bodies and set free from pain. Now this is something to look forward to!