So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor,
it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power
1 Corinthians 15:42-43

Well, today I get to talk to you about one of my all-time favorite subjects; what heaven will be like. My entire life I’ve been saddled with this disability, so I’ve been thinking and dreaming about my heavenly body for quite some time now. My goal with this devotion is to stoke your imagination so that this potentially sterile concept of heaven will become a vibrant hope and a source of inspiration. A place you long to go to like a cozy home, but also a frontier meant to be explored.

We will be reunited with the people we used to do life with, except both parties will be new inside and out. Imagine the fellowship between old friends newly perfected, Families redeemed, without the possibility of strife. Imagine the person you’ve loved your whole life free from every sin and clothed in perfection. Eventually, the ones after us will be there, and we shall see the original personalities of our progeny, the spectacular depths of God’s ingenuity on display.

Like the caterpillar’s maiden fight as a butterfly, we will perceive such wonders that will forever change us. Imagine actually experiencing the raw glory of God in the throne room portrayed in Revelation! What does glory even feel like? I imagine it feels like a combination of hyper-intense light and rushing wind with a liquid texture. We know it would’ve killed Moses, but a super tiny glimpse of it made his body emit light for a week. In perfect bodies, we may be able to stand with our Lord in God’s glory. I wonder what emitting light feels like. Jesus did that when he transfigured, so I guess we’ll find out!

We knew our bodies would be like Jesus’s body post-resurrection, so we’re looking at teleportation and flight. We’d never have to say goodbye to anyone ever again before embarking on a journey. We’d be able to recreate those flying dreams we’ve all had where we’re soaring over some gorgeous vista with the wind blasting through our hair. There will be the entire symphony of other senses exposing the glory of creation as it has always been meant to be experienced.

The best part by far will be interacting with Jesus, the Father, and the Spirit. This is their home, where the Trinity is from; think of the stuff we will behold. Like a son being taken to his father’s workshop for the first time, we’ll see the cradle of creation and how he made the first light in the beginning. But you better believe the Creator of creativity will go on creating at some point during eternity, and that’s the stuff that will really keep us on our toes!

Jonathan Duncan

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