This week, one of my children had questions about heaven and what exactly happens to our bodies after we die. So we looked up “heaven” in the concordance and eventually ended up in 1 Corinthians 15. In verses 35-38, Paul compares a seed to our earthly flesh, and the fruit of the seed to our resurrected bodies … at least I think that is what he’s saying. 😀 Anyway, the seed reference prompted us to search for a time-lapsed video of a seed germinating. And we were awed by the new life bursting out of the tiny seed, the shell of which eventually fell to the ground and shriveled up.
At the end our time together we had as many questions as answers. What will this actually be like? And by the way, what happened to the people who died before Jesus came to earth? (Tomorrow we will be looking up “forbearance.”) But I’m still struck by the image of seed’s transformation. From dormant to thriving. From lying in the dirt to reaching for the sky. Just like what He’s done for us.
Does God’s word ever make you just say, “Wow”?