How to Stay Forever Young

 

“Forever young

I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever?”

Forever, forever young”

(Laura Branigan)

It’s hard to grow old. I admit I don’t plan on doing it gracefully. In fact, I’ll probably fight it every step of the way. I love make-up, clothes, and styling my hair; and when it turns grey, I’ll probably dye it until the day I die.

Although beauty and youth are worshipped in our culture, the relentless pursuit of it and other earthly desires can actually cause some of us to miss the real fountain of youth. God resurrected Christ as part of His plan to give all believers eternal life: “…Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of the great harvest of all who have died” (1 Corinthians 15:20).

Essentially, we all have ‘died’ (or are dying) because sin entered humanity through Adam: “Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life” (v 15:22).

If you want to be ‘forever young’ like the song goes, God through Jesus Christ is the only one who has that power. Here’s an incredible description of what our new bodies will be like in heaven:

“…Our earthy bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies” (v 15:42-44).

Stay close to the fountain of youth which is the word of God and paradoxically…it is older than time itself.

“For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. As the scriptures say, ‘People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever’” (1 Peter 1:23-25).

One Comment Add yours

  1. mrpayaso says:

    “Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip….” The race is long but soon over!

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