What is your honest evaluation of your body?
It’s good and it’s kind. Hips are not quite sublime. Yet thankfully most days, in line with my spine.
Layers here, smaller there. Got most of my body parts, all of my hair.
Most things all still work daily it seems and helps me fulfill all of my dreams.
I strive to appreciate negative bits, stuffed into jeans that still don’t quite fit
My eyes are quite blonde, my hair a light grey, I’m able to call out “Have a nice day.”
I’ve been fat. I’ve been thin, yet my skin somehow still fits.
I’m grateful for the shrinkage of all the right bits.
All our bad bits and our good bits meld with all the other bodies in Christ!
You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body.
It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of his one Spirit, we all said goodbye to our partial and piecemeal lives. We each used to independently call our own shots, but then we entered into a large and integrated life in which he has the final say in everything. Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body, refreshed and sustained at one fountain—his Spirit—where we all come to drink. (From 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, MSG)