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How to live forever

Nothing lasts forever. Keep a car long enough, it will only be good for its parts. Keep a job long enough, we eventually will retire. Keep a cell phone long enough, there will eventually be a better model. Even our bodies, well, we eventually return to dust.  

Cars, jobs, cell phones, laptops, they all serve a purpose and can be destroyed. The body, though? The body is a totally different blessing. God already created our bodies, but when we are in Christ, we become new creatures. From the moment we say “yes” to Jesus, we know there is a body waiting for us in Heaven.  

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1).

How awesome is that promise? Our tents will eventually break down. Before we die, some of us will endure health problems, blindness, deafness, paralyzation, and other things that will make us moan and groan. But after our time in our tent is over, as long as we are in Christ, we will get new bodies, and they will be stronger than anything we could have ever imagined.  

Being in Christ means that forever continues in heaven after we take our last breath.

Nothing lasts forever. Well, at least not on this side of the journey of life. Being in Christ means that forever continues in heaven after we take our last breath. Isn’t that a beautiful thing to look forward to?


  • The promise in 2 Corinthians 5:1 applies to those who have a relationship with Jesus. Have you started a relationship with Him? If not, you can step into that promise by starting one today.
  • Does the promise of a perfect heavenly body give you hope in your pain? If you are struggling to find hope, who can you talk to that will encourage you?

If you would like someone to talk and pray with you about what you are going through, stop by the Care Room at your campus on Sunday, or connect with someone here.

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