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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Tiered flower pot I made 

Having recently lost my Sweet Husband Bill in January,
it was so comforting to read this devotional by Charles Stanley.
I do not  not like to use someone else's devotional unless it
strikes my heart because it is such a good message.  I hope
you will feel this way, too.

April 10
The First Empty Tomb
1 Corinthians 15:35-58
Jesus is the only person who has an empty tomb. Everyone else who's died has returned 
to the dust, but Christ is alive and seated at the Father's right hand. Because He overcame death,
 His followers are also guaranteed empty tombs someday. When Jesus returns for His church,
 those who have died in Him will be resurrected into glorious bodies. And believers who are 
alive at that time will instantaneously be changed.

Knowing this, we naturally wonder, What kind of body will I have? The best way to answer that 
is to see what Scripture reveals about Christ's body after He rose from the dead. He didn't come 
invisibly in the form of a ghost but rather had a literal, physical body. He talked, walked, and ate
with His disciples. Yet although He was recognizable, He was somehow different, and at times 
it took His words or actions to jog their recognition.

Here's one thing I can tell you about the resurrection: you will look better than you do today! God
 is going to give you a strong, glorious, eternal body which is perfectly fitted for your life in heaven. 
Believe me, you will not be disappointed, because God has far more in store for us on the other 
side than we can ever imagine. You will be more alive there than you could ever be here.

A more important issue we must face is how to get ready for that day. This life is just a puff of wind
 compared to our eternity. It's my personal opinion that the way we live here on earth will determine
 our capacity to enjoy heaven. The time to begin living for God is now.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc. © 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Come again soon and thank you for visiting as always.  You are all wonderful and cherished 
by God and by me.
My Christian heart to yours...

1 comment:

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, what joy we will share with those we love and with meeting Jesus - my heart is filled with knowing all those who've gone on are safe and happy with our LORD. The joys we share with each other until then are sweet - but just can't compare - what peace we have that knowing some day we all shall be together - can't wait to meet all my fellow sisters in Christ!