Sherry has been busy trying on clothes for our week at Falls Creek. When we are there it is hot and muggy most of the time. Because of this a person who has spent the day going to different venues usually has to shower and change before we can to evening tabernacle. And so you have to pack double the clothes, plus the students and most sponsors like dressing up for the evening service.
Having Sherry show me and Gayla her outfits got me to thinking about another change of clothes so to speak. For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down - when we die and leave these bodies - we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God himself and not by human hands. How weary we grow of our present bodies. That is why we look forward eagerly to the day when we shall have heavenly bodies that we shall put on like new clothes. (Corinthians 5:1-2).
And when we put on that new heavenly body it will be like nothing we have ever experienced before. It won't experience sin or the effects of sin, like death or illness. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift og God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). This new heavenly body means you will live forever with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
So if you know Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour, just keep looking up and remember someday you will have a heavenly body. Not a Christian? "...if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9). And then you will have a heavenly body.