Beauty in Diversity

orchestraBehold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed–in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 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 be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.  57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1Co 15:51-57 NKJ)

Paul is talking here about the mystery of the resurrection and how at the last day change will happen, exchanging mortal for immortality and corruption for incorruption. What a victorious day that will be.  But what about now?  God is in the changing business now, changing all of us from one degree of glory to another. Easter for me is a time of reflection and meditation through the forty days of Lent leading to Easter, where I begin to see afresh what God is doing in my life and those around me.  Realizing that in God there is a diversity of humanity, more than we could ever comprehend. If we allow ourselves to listen to the signature tune placed inside all of us, we will eventually realize that God is writing an opus and not just a chorus.

 

 

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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