“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 3:20-21).

I changed my Facebook status about 30 minutes ago to share a quote of C.S. Lewis’ that I love.

He says,

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”

Then just five minutes ago, I thought I’d check my email before heading to bed and couldn’t believe it when the GriefShare devotional for tomorrow had just arrived in my inbox and was entitled, “Your New Body.”

This is what it says:

God promises that your earthly body will be transformed to be like Jesus’ glorious body. What does the Bible say about Jesus’ body?

“Our glorified body,” says Joni Eareckson Tada, “will be a body like the Lord Jesus’ body. It was perfectly fit for earth; He could eat a breakfast of fish on the beach with His disciples after His resurrection. His body was also perfectly suited for heaven; He could walk through a wall, or be walking on the road to Emmaus in one moment and appear in the upper room in Jerusalem the next. So we’ll have these incredibly marvelous bodies, perfectly suited for both earth and heaven.”

I’m reminded of a night several months ago when Olivia was making all kinds of comments and asking all sorts of questions about why she had been given her body when she was “made” and I had been given mine……I didn’t have a lot of answers, but it was fun to listen to her deep thoughts. At the end of all of her questions she simply said, “Well, this shell is going to bed.”

I thought that was so funny and yet so true.

Our bodies are simply shells to hold our souls.

C.S. Lewis got it.

Joni Eareckson Tada gets it.

Olivia gets it.

God longs for all of us to get it.

We are souls that simply “have” bodies.

And one day we will be given a “new and glorified body!”

For some reason, this random theme seemed to jump in front of me tonight!

I hope it comforts you like it comforts me!

Take care of your shell while you have it, but more importantly prepare your soul for eternity!!!

Thankful for His promise of a glorious transformation!