A Devotion May Be Someone's Only Bible

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The Lord Jesus Christ who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  Philippians 3:21 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. At the age of eighty-six, my grandmother is homebound and deals with chronic body aches and pains.

I have many wonderful memories of my grandmother as a child. She was very active and loved to cook, spend time outdoors, and work in her yard. Many times she would take me camping or on bike rides. She loved to take me into her lush backyard and teach me about trees and plants.

Her mind is not as sharp as it was. She no longer enjoys reading, cooking, or camping. I find myself grieving for someone who is still with me but unable to do things she once enjoyed.

In a recent conversation, she told me she was ready to go. It made me sad that she no longer wanted to try. Then she gently reminded me of the promise that awaits us in heaven where our earthly bodies will be transformed. There we will no longer experience the aches and pains of this life.

While I hope I have many more years on this earth, this promise gives me hope and assurance of what is to come—even if it means saying good-bye to someone I love. There is joy in this promise.

Take in the promises of God, and know that you, too, will someday be transformed.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a proud mother of six children, including one-year-old triplets. She loves to use her personal experience in suburban Kansas City and sense of humor to encourage others to read and rely on God’s Word. 


  1. So many young people today do not have the grandmother experience described here. Will we pass these legacies to the younger generations instead simply holding them in our hearts? Thanks for sharing your Grandmother with us. Wise lady.