by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Have you ever wondered what your resurrection body will be like? Will you look the same? How old will you be? What will be the properties of your body? Will you be able to fly? We have both serious and fanciful questions.
It seems Jesus’ body, after the resurrection, may give us some clues. His was a material body–he ate food. He even made a point of eating to demonstrate he was not “a ghost.” He touched people and people touched Him. He was not a phantom. He spoke the language of the people. He could only be in one place at a time. His body had additional properties that enabled Him to move through walls and appear and disappear instantly. Some of what we call “the laws of nature” apparently didn't apply.
What we do know is that there will be no more death or disease. There are no physicians in heaven! Of the many glories of Christ’s victory over death, perfect bodies with perfect health are in store for every one of us and that isn't even the main point! Rejoice! He is risen!