Scripture for today: I Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep. but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
I cannot read this verse without thinking of the church nursery where our children attended. The first part of the verse was written on the wall! And it was true! Whether the kids slept or not, I could count on them being changed!
The silhouette of Sherlock Homes is the association often made with the word, “mystery.” This fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is known for his use of logic and forensic science in solving mysteries. However, in Scripture, the word, “mystery,” has an entirely different meaning. It is a truth that cannot be discovered except by revelation. No logic or science will reveal this kind of mystery.
How exciting to have this mystery revealed to us in the verse for today! One day, these breaking-down bodies will be changed from perishable to imperishable! If believers are already dead and buried, they will be resurrected and changed. If believers at that time are still living, their earthly bodies will be changed. Imperishable bodies will be glorified ones that will be eternal. There will no longer be an old nature with which to contend. These new bodies will have no need of tear ducts! It will all be done in the blink of an eye. What an incredible day that will be!
As my body breaks down, it is a comfort to know that one day my body will be changed! The Lord’s promise of healing will be completely realized! Thank you, Lord, for revealing this amazing mystery!