Speaker: Chris Seay Passage: 1 Corinthians 15
Chris continued his series on Heaven by talking about how our bodies will change and what that will be like. It was really awesome to read through the scripture and contemplate all this. He describes it better as always so just click below to listen…
One of the main points he said was that our heavenly bodies to come have been planted in us by God…. that is our souls.35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:35-44
Our body dies but our souls live on…. in some kind of new body.
In the painting process, I started with a seed and wings (“angel wings” i guess…) and then painted the portrait on top of the image… depicted that there is something in us that will eventually be resurrected – our soul. For my subject matter I chose portraits of women who have been raped in the Congo. If you didn’t know, there has been a massive war in the Congo for years and one of the new weapons that has come forth is rape. It’s a horrible reality but if you don’t know about it you should watch this clip below….
War Against Women – Rape in Congo Video
For me, I can’t imagine anyone wanting the resurrection and renewal of our bodies than those that have been sexual abused. I grieve for them and I long for the day when the resurrection becomes a reality.
The stories of these women haunt me daily.