Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spiritual Sunday - Our Bodies Long For Heaven

It's a sad day. It is also a spiritual day. Today, a very special woman, has gone on a journey away from this earth to the ultimate vacation. She will, from now on, be pain free, worry free, and carefree. She will also be sorely missed as she leaves those who loved her with an empty void where her presence and beauty once resided.

This morning, Grandma Dolly went to heaven. It was peaceful, for her. We were able to spend the evening with her and Matt, David and Audra were able to sit by her bedside and reminisce. Our little Hannah went to her great grandmother's bedside and immediately began taking care of her. Bringing her pillows, covering her with blankets, pulling a chair up to sit by her head and rub her arm, and signing I love you. What a special time. This week will bring sorrowful activities, but we rejoice because Grandma Dolly has broken free from the chains of this world and is where we all long to be.

Enjoy your new body Grandma Dolly. We miss you.

2 Corinthians 1-8 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, and eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. 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. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 

So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather by away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 

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