“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 Corinthians 5:1, NLT).
No one wants to think about dying, yet the reality and reminders of this part of life are all around us. We know it’s going to happen, but for now, we put it away in a compartment of our brains labelled “later” or “someday” and continue to believe death is only happening to others. Because no one knows exactly what happens after death, we continue to think of that stage of life as a great unknown.
Paul takes away some of the sting of death and answers one big question as he tells us we will have new bodies, made by God himself. These bodies won’t just get a makeover, plastic surgery or a few nips and tucks. They will be spiritual bodies, the same as Jesus had when he appeared to the disciples after walking out of his tomb. God, whom we already know as the great gift giver, is preparing this last, wonderful gift for his children and it will be glorious. His love truly is unending and amazing.