The sermon this morning at FBC Durham was from Isaiah 38. In a discussion on illness and suffering, the pastor encouraged us to remember the great hope we have through the resurrection of Christ, including that Christians can look forward to having bodies that are redeemed from the effects of sin. The sermon reminded me of a post I wrote about a year ago but never published. Enjoy some redemption theology through the eyes of a kindergartener.
We start every school day with a Bible-centered time, including a discussion of part of the Gospel. Yesterday’s lesson taught Scripture’s promises of abundant life in Christ on Earth and the magnificent joys that await believers in Heaven. Brooklyn has been having a lot of questions regarding Heaven as we discuss the Gospel. She asked if Heaven would have sin; I explained to her that no, Heaven is a place free of sin and death. There will be no pain or suffering. In fact, even our bodies will be perfected and free from sin’s effects.
“So, in Heaven, God will take away those dots on your face?”
Freckles. My five year old thinks freckles (of which she has none) are a sure sign of the need for God’s redemptive work.