February 1

Out of all the resurrections in the Bible, Jesus is the only one to be resurrected into a spiritual body with eternal life. Jesus was the first and so far the only one to have that kind of resurrected eternal life. Jesus blazed a trail for us to follow.

Romans 8:28-30 International Children’s Bible

28 We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people God called, because that was his plan. 29 God knew them before he made the world. And God chose them to be like his Son. Then Jesus would be the firstborn of many brothers. 30 God planned for them to be like his Son. And those he planned to be like his Son, he also called. And those he called, he also made right with him. And those he made right, he also glorified.

When those called by God are resurrected they will have the same type of body as Jesus, seeing him as he is.

1 John 3:2 International Children’s Bible

Dear friends, now we are children of God. We have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him. We will see him as he really is. 

1 Corinthians 15:42/49/52/54-55 International Children’s Bible explains Christians are like seeds and what we will look like later cannot be described. 

42 It is the same with the dead who are raised to life. The body that is “planted” will ruin and decay. But that body is raised to a life that cannot be destroyed.

49 We were made like the man of earth. So we will also be made like the man of heaven.

52 It will only take a second. We will be changed as quickly as an eye blinks. This will happen when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet will sound and those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we will all be changed.

54 So this body that ruins will clothe itself with that which never ruins. And this body that dies will clothe itself with that which never dies. When this happens, then this Scripture will be made true:“Death is destroyed forever in victory.” Isaiah 25:8 55 “Death, where is your victory?  Death, where is your power to hurt?” Hosea 13:14

How do you frame these verses in your understanding of becoming children of God?