So how has your health been lately? Our son told us recently that the hospital near him has set up three tents near their facility just to accomodate the vast number of people with this year’s version of the flu. Most of my family has had it, church members aplenty have, and other acquaintances outside our church have been stricken with some type of winter ailment. All this sickness despite man’s grand technology ! Have we advanced? Not as much as we’d like to boast for sin is a very strong foe. Each year the CDC battles the next mutation of virus and comes up with another flu shot but the battle is never over !
We get sick ultimately because there is sin that has affected our world and us, the end of sickness unchecked is death and Paul wrote “wherefore as by one man sin entered the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Rom.5:12). So the great flu epidemic of 2013 is a microcosm of the end result of sin’s reality in this world, we are all walking dead men, that is, until we accept the Lord ! Isn’t this great news?! Despite the fact we live in a fallen, diseased world salvation through Christ secures for us a new body one day with perfect health, one which will never wear out or contract some ghastly illness and we shall live in that body throughout all eternity ! When Paul wrote the Philippian church he wrote this nugget of encouragement: ” Who [Christ] shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body. . . ” (Phil.3:21) and to the Corinthians: “For this corruptible [our current physical body] must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1Cor.15:53).
So, you may not feel too hot lately but rest assured as a child of God there are plenty days ahead you will feel just fine !! And all thanks to a Savior Who took care of the sin problem and all that that entails at the cross ! Thank Him today for the good health you have enjoyed, praise Him for the perfect health you WILL enjoy !!!