Mikaela's 1st missing tooth!
Nothing makes a Nana feel older than when her grandbaby loses her 1st tooth. A few weeks ago Mikaela told me the exciting news of an impending visit from the tooth fairy. She looked so cute with her little tooth missing and it was both a happy and sad moment for me. I could still vividly remember the day (7-4-03) when that tiny little tooth emerged from her little gums looking like a little white pearl. It was such a joyous event for all of us!
Sunday morning, my cell phone rang and when I answered, this darling little voice said, “Nana – guess what? I lost another tooth last night. Eli pulled it with his knee!” (evidently they were playing and it got knocked out by her little brother). She was so excited and when I hung up the phone, I lay there thinking about those little teeth. It was funny that the same little teeth that brought such excitement when they made their very first appearance could bring the same level of excitement when they fell out!
They had come full circle. They came in – they grew – they served their purpose and then they had to come out to make room for the new permanent ones that would take their place. The baby teeth were just temporary. Just like our lives here on earth. Our earthly bodies are like our “baby bodies”. They are growing and learning and serving their purpose, but one day we well exchange these “baby bodies” for our permanent, heavenly bodies!
We will put off corruption and put on incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15:53 says, “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality”. We will shed these earthly bodies and put on our heavenly bodies. We will be clothed in righteousness! We will be perfect. Hallelujah!
We will leave this temporary home on earth and dwell in our new home in heaven. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
We will be on our faces at the feet of Jesus and we will be worshiping our King. Our new bodies in our new home will be saying:
“Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power.Praise God for the temporary. I am so thankful that we have heaven to look forward to. We will be in the presence of God. The fullness of His Glory will be surrounding us forever and ever.
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb forever and ever.”