Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Glory Is on the Way
I wish I had a body like the Olympic athletes have. It would be so nice to be able to ski or skate or sled the way they do. I have to admit that my body is more lowly. I have limits and aches and pains.
Thankfully, it won’t always be that way. The apostle Paul tells me that my citizenship is in heaven. In other words, heaven is where I really belong. It is a citizenship won for me by Jesus. He is the Savior of my soul, but he is also the Savior of my body.
Jesus has a real human body. It separated from his soul when he died, but when his body and soul came back together, he rose from the dead. He has a body now that is ageless and perfect.
Jesus promises that my soul and body will also be together in eternity, even if they have separated in death. I have a lowly body now, always in training and decline. But due to my citizenship in heaven, glory for my body is on the way. Someday it will be ageless and perfect, just like the glorious body of Jesus. I can hardly wait.
Lord Jesus Christ, give me the strength to persevere with this lowly body until you make it a glorious body with you in heaven. Amen.