But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 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).
Paul isn’t trying to body shame you.
He has no idea when you last went to the gym, or Fatty Burger Barn, and he doesn’t care.
His point is, when Jesus comes for us we will be transformed. The aches, the pains, the flab, the laugh lines, the frown lines, the receding hairlines, the fading eyesight, the flaring back pain, the bags, the sags, the general raising of our cholesterol and lowering of our center of gravity–all of it will be gone.
We will be given a body like Jesus has.
I don’t know exactly what that will be like, but my extensive research and decades of Biblical education lead me to this deepest of theological insights:
It will be better.
So, as you haul your bacon out of bed today, remember the promise:
You are going to be amazing.
You are going to be glorious.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need a donut.
And a nap.
Happy Friday, Beloved.