We are the children of God. Read my latest blog post and comment on what the resurrection of Christ means to you.
When the religious leaders brought Jesus to Pilate, he scourged him and then questioned him. During the questioning, Jesus refused answer Pilate’s questions. Finally, Pilate sentenced him to death and then presented him to the religious leaders with the words, “…Behold the man.” (John 19:5). Most people saw Him as just an ordinary man in a human body. After Jesus died on the cross, His human body was placed in a tomb. On the third day, after his death, he was raised from the dead in a glorified body. When believers are raised from the dead on the day of resurrection, they will have glorified bodies like that of Jesus. 1 John 3:2, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (NIV).
Suppose a visitor to our earth from another planet were to see a caterpillar on a rosebush, and a conversation could take place between them. It might go something like this: "How ugly you are and how gross, doing nothing but eat, eat, eat, all day long," says the visitor. "True," replies the caterpillar, "but I won't always be like this. Someday I'll have beautiful wings, and fly from flower to flower." "A likely story," says the visitor with a laugh. A few days later, this stranger finds a hard brown chrysalis on the rosebush and is surprised to hear the caterpillar's voice saying, "Now I'm worse off than before. You think I'm dead because I can neither move nor eat, but soon I shall have a resurrection and fly in the sun." "Poor deluded worm" says the visitor, "You'd better accept the fact that your life is over." But about three weeks later, the stranger, strolling in the rose garden, is surprised to hear the caterpillar's voice again. Looking for the Chrysalis, he sees one beautiful wing and then another unfolding from its cracked shell. "You see," says the voice, "my resurrection has come," and spreading its wings the butterfly flits away to enjoy its wonderful new existence. (From Illustrations of Bible Truth)