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Philippians 3:21: Who Will Transform Our Lowly Body

Philippians 3:21
[21] who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (ESV)

The other day, my wife was speaking of a woman who came to the hair salon to get her hair cut, presumably for the last time in her life. She was diagnosed with cancer and was given two weeks to live. My wife asked her if she knew the Lord and she said that she did. As I was listening to this sad story the thought occurred to me, "Is she preparing her physical body to meet the Lord by getting a hair cut?"

It would make sense in some respect that if we know we are about to meet the King of Kings we should look as nice as we can. That is, if it was our physical body that was going to meet him. The Apostle Paul gives us some instruction here in today's verse that helps us to understand what meeting the Savior will be like.

Jesus will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body. In other words, our earthly body of death is not fit for heaven. Therefore, we will be given heavenly bodies. I am so thankful that the body that is every day prone to decay will be replaced by an eternal body that will never break down, never be sick, and never die.

The God who spoke the world into his existence has power over every law of Physics that he himself created. Paul speaks of this "power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. If you know the Savior you need not fear the transition of your body from an earthly entity controlled by earthly laws to one that is like his. He will make it happen.

What a wonderful Savior we have. He has done all that is needed to provide for our salvation and also our transformation. Thank him today as you look forward to a glorious transformation.


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