As we age I find there are two perspectives we adopt.
Either we long for what we once had or we look ahead to what is yet to come.
The temporal perspective tempts us to look back; to desire that which we had in previous seasons of our lives.
The eternal perspective causes us to look forward knowing that what is before us is in fact better than what lies behind.
Rejoice as the temporal wrapper gets crumpled. Yes it will be discarded but what it housed (that which is of lasting value) will remain.
Like a seed buried in the ground it is only foreshadowing of the beautiful flower which is yet to come.
A Glorious Body
“35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?”
36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain — perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind [a]of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body,” 1 Corinthians 15:35-44.
~ Mitch Salmon