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Free from Pain

cellIn Heaven, all Christians were given new and recognizable heavenly bodies. These bodies would not be the same as our earthly bodies but were never the less recognizable to our Christian friends and families just the same. There were differences of opinion but many scholars believed we would appear as we were at aged 33, at Jesus' age when he arose at the Ascension. I don't know! Its as good a guess as any, I suppose! Our new bodies would not be burdensome like the old ones but free from pain and tears, illness and stress. We were told in Philippians 3.21 that Jesus Christ, "will transform our lowly bodies so that they may be like his glorious body." Jesus gave his children heavenly bodies because they were part of heaven just as those invited to the King's banquet were given and expected to wear a brand new banquet robe because they were part of his banquet.✞

Identifying One Another

ComputerAll Christians were given heavenly bodies after they died and were personally recognized and cherished by Christ in Heaven. In a society where individuals were known through various numbers such as a their SIN number in Canada, its refreshing to know that we meant more to God. He knew us not as numbers but individually and personally.

Personally Recognized

To a computer, I am just another number.
To Jesus, I am an object of his
fathomless love.
I'm just a small number, computers can trace.
But Jesus knows my heartaches,
my name, my face."
(author unknown.)✞

"Recognizable Heavenly Bodies"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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