Scripture  1 Corinthians 15:53 

When I read of the resurrected body as described by the Apostle Paul. I echo his sentiment. I too, as do we all, groan in this earthly tent; we die daily. Age, disease, disadvantage, disappointment and disabilities make us look forward with hope to our new bodies. So how will we be clothed with the imperishable? I cannot begin to imagine how God is going to do it. Nevertheless, I know He is going to do it. I recall it being explained by one writer that “At present, we wear our bodies on the outside and our souls on the inside. But in heave, we will wear our bodies on the inside and our souls on the outside.” Umm...

To wear our souls on the outside—could this be what clothed in righteousness means? We will wear our right standing with God on the outside for all to see, to shine as bright as the Son from within. On! What joy floods my soul! Juts to think of that glorious day, not as we know a day now, but forever being with our Lord! Serving, shouting and praising Him forevermore!

As we wait to be clothed with the imperishable for all eternity, let us be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Let us practice daily clothing ourselves with th4 fruit of the Spirit (Ga. 5:22-23); and when we get to heaven, we will be prepared for our new garments, those without spot, blemish or wrinkle (Eph. 5:27).

— Sister Catherine Raphael