Reflecting on God’s Word …

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 NLT
[1] For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. [2] We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. [3] For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. [4] While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. [5] God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

Reflection

Ever get weary in this earthly body?

Our physical bodies are going to perish! This new may not be so welcoming to some, but for those who have hope in the Lord it’s very good news! We will have new bodies and He has given us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that we will live and experience all that He has promised.

Thank you Lord for the gift of your Holy Spirit to comfort us along this weary journey of life. Thank you for guiding us and giving us a hope beyond what we see in the here and now. What a day it will be when we see Jesus face to face! Amén.