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 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 and other difficulties 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 cherishes her Southern roots and lives 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She served as a Children's Ministry Director for many years, and with the support of her husband and two children she now stays home writing Christian fiction and non-fiction. She's passionate about storytelling and helping people take their next steps in their relationship with Jesus. She serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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