I normally do not use verses. Always try to put into my train of thought.
42 fSo is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor; git is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written,
h“The first man Adam became a living being”;5 ithe last Adam became a jlife-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 kThe first man was from the earth, la man of dust; mthe second man is from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, nso also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just oas we have borne the image of the man of dust, pwe shall6 also bear the image of the man of heaven.
On many concepts I try to break it down to the lowest common denominator. In my view it comes down this,
- Earthly body. Just us men and women. Saved and born again. Everyone is a Child of God. With free will to accept Christ. But wait, as a woman give birth to a baby. She now has a child. My Mother brought me into the world with a little help from my dad. So we went from an infant all the way up to adulthood. I forget many times my dad say to me. Wait till you have kids. Hmmm getting sidetracked. So mom and dad had me and now I’m all growed up. What I take this as a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. In a sense we are a person having now a glorified body in perfection, in Heaven. A Glorified Body sounds like an upgrade to me.
Three guys were tried for crimes against humanity.
Two guys committed crimes.
Three guys were whipped and beaten.
Two guys had it coming.
Three guys were mocked and spit at along the way.
Two guys cursed and spit back.
Three guys talked while they were hung on their crosses.
Two guys argued.
Three guys knew death was coming.
Two guys resisted.
Three guys were given government trials.
Two guys had fair trials.
Three guys were given crosses to carry.
Two guys earned their crosses.
Three guys agonized over their abandonment.
Two guys had reason to be abandoned.
Three guys were nailed to crosses.
Two guys deserved it.
Three guys died on three crosses.
Three days later.
Two guys remained in their graves.
One guy didn’t.
This was emailed to me. Wish knew who to give proper credit for has written it. Absolutely powerful message. This is not of my own, surely touches my heart so here it is posted.
For those in trouble Lord we pray
Let them see the light of new day
Lift the curse what may cause grief
Our love we pray for their relief
Each day our spirit cries out in pain
Many are left in the rain
Bless the children, bless their heart
Pain, sorrow we ask no longer a part