There is a time appointed when we must leave this earth. The word “mortal” means that our current bodies are short-term and perishable.
When my late husband Raymond passed away suddenly in 2017, I was heartbroken that he was gone so unexpectedly; and that there had been no last words whispered to me while departing that I could hold onto. Then one day, I saw a post-it note (now on my bedroom mirror) on which he had written the following quote:
There are things that we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know but have to learn; and people we can’t live without, but have to let go.Nancy Stephan
However, the mortal bodies of those who have been reborn of the Spirit will be changed from mortality to immortality. This immortal body will live forever. Below are words of understanding and encouragement.
(John 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; Philippians 3:20-21)
- Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.”
- “Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.”
- “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”