A Deep Breath - November 25, 2020

As God’s story becomes your story, you will make this wonderful discovery: you will graduate from this life into heaven. According to Ephesians 1:10, Jesus’ plan is to “gather together in one all things in Christ.” So God will reunite your body with your soul and create something unlike anything that you have ever seen—an eternal body.

Consider Christ’s response to the suffering of a deaf mute. “He took him aside from the multitude,” the gospel says, “and put his fingers in his ears. He spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up into heaven, he sighed, and he said to him, ‘Be opened'” (Mark 7:33-34). Jesus looked up into heaven and sighed. A sigh of sadness, a deep breath. It won’t be this way for long. Indeed it won’t.