But God. Acts 13:30: “But God raised [Jesus] from the dead.” [NIV]
And the same God who raised up Jesus from the dead will one day give life to our mortal bodies. Hallelujah! [Romans 8:9-11]
My hip hurts. As does my foot. Both of which make walking more difficult than it should be. My shoulder still hurts from when I fell in January. My hair is getting more sparse. Lots of stuff droops and sags. It’s more difficult to lose weight than it used to be. I am sure the floor is further away than when I was young. In other words, this old body just ain’t what it used to be!
In this life, our bodies are still subject to the curse of death, even though our souls and spirits have been set free. We truly are in the ‘land of the dying’ heading, as believers, to the ‘land of the living.’ And what a promise God has given us—that He will one day give us a new body, one that will operate in the New Heavens and the New Earth.
I think everyone at some point in life looks back and thinks that their best days are behind them. But, beloved, as followers of Christ, the truth is that our best days are still ahead of us! Hallelujah!