Beloved, we are children of God now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. But we know that when Christ appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3.1,2)
When, in the Creed, we proclaim our belief in ‘the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting’ do we ever wonder what that resurrected life will be like? As John says, we cannot know. But is certain that we are not heading for some sort of disembodied immortality, which would hardly be grounds for the joyful expectation of eternal life which is at the very core of our faith.
Paul speaks of the release from our ‘corruptible’ bodies, subject to aging, pain and sickness, into a new body, imperishable and free of corruption.
What will this be like? We do not know.
But what we do know, says John, that now, in this life, we are children of the Father whose loving care surrounds us both in this world and the next.
Thanks be to God!