Daily Devotional for May 13, 2021

Monday morning, I walked into the Dennis Hall breakroom to make a pot of coffee.  I opened the cabinet, pulled out a filter, and saw someone had put the coffee on the very top shelf, at giraffe height.   That was the moment Lucia walked in.

Seeing the coffee was out of my reach, Lucia said, “Do you want me to get the coffee for you?”

I wanted her to because I wanted a cup of coffee.  I didn’t want her to because that would mean admitting she was much taller than me.

Before I could answer, much to my horror, Lucia reached over me and brought the coffee down to normal people height.  This got me thinking.

I’ve been on the short end of the stick my entire life.  And while it is clear that God made up for my lack of height with devastatingly handsome looks and an incredible intellect, I still want to be taller.  The good news is I’ve got a shot at it happening.

The bible never tells us what our resurrected bodies will look like.  It is very clear from the fact neither Mary in the garden, or the disciples on the road to Emmaus, recognized Jesus at first glance.  Something was different.

Paul dealt with questions about our resurrected bodies in his first letter to the church at Corinth.  (1 Corinthians 15:35-58) He said, “Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will 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 imperishable, and we will be changed.”  (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

The fact that Paul says we will all be changed and that it is a great mystery gives me hope for a taller version of me.  It could happen.

What we are guaranteed is if we believe, we get new bodies and we go to our true home.  What we aren’t guaranteed is the height of our new bodies.  I suspect it won’t even matter by the time we get to heaven but until then, I will hope.

So, know that if you believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior, you will see God’s beautiful face and go to the place you were truly created to live.  It’s a good deal.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for loving me enough to send Jesus to save me.  Help me remain faithful through the good and bad times of my life.  Guide my words, thoughts, and steps.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Being taller than Lucia in heaven would be great.  But if it doesn’t happen, I’m good with it.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins