Transformed and Together

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 beautiful imagery is used to describe the return of Christ. At that time we will be changed as we are “caught up…to meet the Lord in the air” (v.17). Earthly flesh and bones age, lose vitality, and succumb to the effects of sin. So God promised that the body of every believer would be transformed into a glorious one like Christ’s after His resurrection. In heaven, we will no longer have to deal with temptations or limitations of our present time-bound existence. Our bodies will be suited for the environment where we are to dwell forever – an ageless eternity in which all of our needs are perfectly met. Each believer will still be him- or herself. Friends and family long separated will recognize one another; our personalities will be unchanged, except that we’ll be sinless. And from then on, we will each be who God intends for us to be.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, February 27, 2021.

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