Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Christian Life Series- 6- Lilly

My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

Lilly has been a widow for around 25 years. A childless couple, her husband died of a heart ailment. She considers her nieces and nephews as her children and they love her too. An operated heart lesion, a thyroid problem, high blood pressure, joint pains and dizziness debilitate her, yet she moves on trusting in Jesus, with the help of her loved ones. Her hopes are pinned on Jesus and she believes there will be a heavenly reunion with her husband one day. She is confident that God will not fail her.

Our resurrected bodies will be perfect, but while we live in this world, we may have to go through several bodily infirmities, some of which are healed, some which last for seasons and some which last a life time. The Apostle Paul writes, "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." (1 Corinthians 15:53, 54)

As we have borne the image of the man of dust (Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man (Jesus Christ). (1 Corinthians 15:49)

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