June 11, 2012

2 Corinthians 5:1- we know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven—God-made, not handmade—and we’ll never have to relocate our “tents” again. (The Message Bible)

A lot of my sermon this past Sunday dealt with an essay written by a 22 year old Yale grad named Marina Keegan entitled The Opposite of Loneliness. Google it, it’s worth your time. Marina died in a car accident shortly after she wrote the essay. As a pastor I have the difficult privilege sometimes of watching as dearly loved members of the congregation wither away and die. Whether 22 or 92 it is obvious that these marvelous bodies of ours have limitations, they aren’t built to last. We will pack in our tents someday, and then what? The promise of the resurrection is that through faith in Christ we’ll never have to relocate our “tents” again. A few verses earlier Paul wrote that while outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. This week, think about how your body has changed. Are you more than a body? How are you tending to your inward self?


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