“We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.” – Philippians 3:20-21
Extreme makeovers have become very popular in our society. Magazines, documentaries, and even news programs allow viewers an inside look at what people will do to adjust their appearance. It seems that some people will pay almost any amount of money to look better. On a smaller scale, a glance through the yellow pages reveals that manicurists are without number and hair salons are equally plentiful. We can purchase a pedicure, facials of all different kinds, and full body massages. There are also Botox treatments to smooth wrinkles, silicone injections to make lips fuller, and even tattooing to provide fuller eyebrows or permanent lipstick.
Our focus verse states that someday our bodies will be changed, and that change will be the ultimate in extreme makeovers! I have often wondered what my body will be like after this life. What am I going to look like? Will I be younger, or will I be older? Will I still resemble myself, or will I look totally different? While I do not know the answers to these questions, I do know that the result will be wonderful. Today’s focus verse says that our bodies will be fashioned like Jesus’ glorious body. This makeover will be far better than anything a surgeon could do for me!
Jesus’ appearance was changed after he rose from the dead, and the Bible tells us that His followers did not immediately recognize Him, but it dawned on them as He spoke or prayed that it was Him. He was recognized by Who He was, not by what He looked like. That is what we can expect also. In eternity, we will have new, glorious bodies, but our personalities and souls will be the same. These old bodies that age and wear out—no matter how much time or money is spent trying to prevent that—will be gone. That being the case, shouldn’t the condition of our souls be our biggest concern? If our hearts are right with the Lord, we can look forward to the coming day of our extreme makeover, which will last for eternity!