But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Our physical bodies are mortal, finite, and temporary. We don’t like to think about this or admit to ourselves, but after a certain point in life our bodies begin to regularly remind us of this reality. The first few chapters of our Bibles tell us that sin brought spiritual and physical death into the world. But when we became Christians, we were reborn by the work of the Holy Spirit. We were made holy and the Spirit came to live inside of us. So while in one sense our bodies are subject to decay, in another sense they are part of a greater reality. They are the place of God’s life-giving work through the Spirit. This will culminate in the same Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead also raising us up and giving us an immortal body that is beyond decay. While our bodies remind us of our mortality, the Holy Spirit is our reminder, our guarantee of life forever with God.
Father God, thank you for life that cannot be touched by death, disease, or decay. Thank you for the Holy Spirit who makes this life possible, both now and for my unending future in your glorious and joyous presence. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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