Oh Boy, Do I Ever!

They say that there is always a family resemblance. The nose, the eyes, the chin, something always gets carried over from one generation to another.

According to Paul, family resemblances are carried through beyond the context of moms, dads and grandparents. He writes in 1 Corinthians 15:49: "…just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven."

Oh boy, can I relate to the first part of the phrase! I'm really earthly.

The good part is, that because of the grace of God, the seeds of that "man from heaven" are firmly planted. Day by day, bit by bit, victory by victory, his likeness replaces the earthly one.

And one day, the rest of the promise will come about: "…we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of nan eye…For the perishable must clothe itself in the imperishable, and the mortal with the immortal…thanks be to God. He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" —1 Corinthians 15:51-57.

Wow! The position guaranteed and the process begun. Grace has been applied and grace will complete the task. Though I still bear the image of that earthly man, the heavenly one gains ground each day. Complete transformation is assured—praise God.

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  1. What an AMAZING reminder. More and more like our "heavenly family" each day...

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