by Macy Johnson
“In a flash, in the twinkling of an
at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound,
the dead will be raised imperishable,
and we will be changed.”
(1 Corinthians 15:52 NIV)
friend and fellow musician passed away recently. Friends were discussing
eternity in the light of this soul’s departure. One who is scientifically
inclined reminded us that our bodies can never be destroyed. When Christ comes
again at the Rapture, every cell will be changed and put back together, whether
buried or cremated.
home, turned on my computer, and googled “Can atoms and/or molecules be
destroyed?” A National Geographic article explains the Law of Conservation Mass
this way: “Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space, including
molecules and atoms. It can change form, but the same amount of matter exists
before and after the change. None is created or destroyed.” Only God can create
parents’ ashes are in drawers in our family church’s courtyard garden, waiting
for Christ’s return. Recently our daughter and her family spread some of the
ashes of their dear sweet black lab at the end of our dock. It was one of his
favorite places to swim and frolic over the years.
school class held its 50th year reunion. As I looked around the room
full of memories, I was reminded of how I have been changed. I had an older
body on the outside, yet still felt like a young teenager inside. God changes
things in our lives to keep us on our toes, always ready for something new.
“The end of a matter is better than
and patience is better than pride.”
(Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV)
I will patiently
look forward to all changes coming my way in the arms of Jesus. I hope you