Changed into Something Better

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. (v. 51)

I enjoy listening to Christian music. Over the years I have accumulated a large collection of CDs. It was a sad day when my old multi-CD player stopped working. I thought I would have to throw away my CDs as well because my disability makes it difficult for me to change discs. My brother suggested that I use my computer to convert my CDs into MP3s. Now, my old music sounds better than ever.

God did a masterful job when he knit our bodies together, giving us the ability to walk, run, communicate, and think. Unfortunately, like everything on this earth, our bodies get old and worn out. For Christians, cemeteries are not the final trash heap. Instead, they are places of hope, renewal, and victory. Our sin-ridden flesh cannot enter the glories of heaven. Thankfully, God has forgiven our sins so that he can transform our earthly bodies into something better—a body fit to live in heaven with him for all eternity.

Converting my analog CD collection into a new digital format has helped me to see that sometimes a change can give new life to something old. God is the master at taking something that is old and making it new again. When we die, he will change our worn-out bodies into something far better. —Steven Laman

As you pray, thank God that he will make you fit for heaven.

About the Author

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Steven Laman

Steven Laman is a writer and public speaker who has lived with cerebral palsy since his birth in 1970. Steven is a prolific devotional writer for Words of Hope, and the author of three books: My Journey God’s Grace, Strength in Weakness and My Grace Is Sufficient. He also volunteers as a teacher’s aide. He lives with his parents in Iowa.