From Weak and Sickly, to Glorified
By Kristen Terrette
“… 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.” Philippians 3:21
My sister was diagnosed with brain cancer. She underwent brain surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for almost two years to become cancer-free. Praise God! Ironically, the treatments meant to heal left lasting side effects. The gnarly six-inch scar on the back of her head (now hidden beneath her hair), along with memory loss and balance issues, are reminders of her battle.
Watching a loved one suffer is excruciating.
But in truth, we all battle a deadly sickness—sin.
We’re not only weak and feeble physically, but also spiritually. Apart from Christ, we’re incapable of living sinless lives. We’re diseased.
Mercifully, there is a cure for both our physical and spiritual ailments—Jesus. He has the power to command all and do all. Nothing can stand against Him. He conquered death and sin.
If we’ve trusted in Jesus for salvation, when our human bodies die, we’ll be reborn into a “glorious body,” like that of our Savior. And we’ll never again be physically or spiritually ill—there is no sin or sickness in heaven.
As Christians, we can face sickness with confidence based on our future in heaven with Jesus.
Because of the hope Christ provides, we can rest securely, knowing our bodies and spirits will ultimately be healed.
Kristen Terrette holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family starts to arrive home. She serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership and teaching team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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