The older I get, the weaker my body feels. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:1, our body is an earthly tent while we live in this world. Some days I can feel the worn canvas of my tent; the aged poles holding me up; the loose tent stakes that once secured me to the ground. If this tent of mine, this earthly dwelling was all I had, I would feel very discouraged. Yet in Jesus we have hope of new life, a new dwelling with God — our forever home.
As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:1: “For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” By God’s grace, by His gift of salvation, we are given the hope of eternal life. Even though our bodies grow weak here, we are strengthened by God our Father. Everything on this earth will fade away. Only God remains eternal. He is light and life.
© 2021, CGThelen
For indeed He was crucified because of weakness, yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, yet we will live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you. – 2 Corinthians 13:4