1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Resurrection is a mystery. It contradicts all that we perceive with our senses. Around us we see corruption. We grow old. The house falls apart. The car breaks down. When mortal bodies are planted in the grave, decay is accelerated not hindered, much less reversed!
But the resurrection is true, regardless of our earthly experience. We shall not all sleep the sleep of death, but we shall all be changed. The change of the ashes of the dead back into living and incorruptible beings will be fantastic. And the transformation of the living from dying, mortal creatures to heavenly, immortal beings will be a no less miraculous sight to behold.
It will happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Just how fast is an eye twinkle? Can you calculate it? In that split second, time will cease because time is an element of corruption. And time will be swallowed up in eternity.
Will a trumpet really sound? I don’t know. But it will be a moment worthy of a trumpet blare. And whether a trumpet sounds or not, the attention of all the world will be arrested by the glorious, global metamorphosis of the redeemed of all the ages.
Then will come about the saying, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” O glorious day, come quickly! O Lord who gives the victory come take us home! Amen.