A New Body for Uncle George

‘Uncle George’ Parkinson is one of those Christians who radiates the love of Jesus. He’s been faithful to the Saviour for many more decades than I have lived. On the way out of Crown Lane Free Methodist Church last night, he commented

‘My eye sight is going, my hearing is going and it’s hard to move, but I know that I’ll soon have a new body!’

1 Corinthians 15: 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonour, it 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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.