12/03/2018 — 1 Corinthians Chapters 15-16

When I hear of the death of a Christian believer I feel sadness for the family that may be left in this world.  But when those moments exist all I need do is then read    1 Corinthians 15:35-58.  In particular verses 40-44 — what a glorious vision of what awaits us and what a gift we have been given through God’s grace.

40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.  42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.