Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Perfected Bodies

Goes to show what happens when you don't get sleep. I spent most of last night in ER watching my son in law's labored breathing and it made me think. Getting into bed at 4 in the morning didn't help in relaxing me to sleep and as I was thinking of Curt I thought of the belief that we all have that after we die, after Judgment Day our bodies and spirits will be joined once again in a perfect body. Well ok.. that is an assumption on my part that "we all" believe that so I will rephrase by saying that is what I believe. It made me think of perfect body. By whose definition will perfection be? Mine? God's? After all man is made after the image of God. But then the analytical part of my brain thinks wait a minute.. He is male I am female.. big difference right off the bat. Yes we both have one head, two arms and two legs but there the images stop.

I thought of all the races on this planet and how different we are. Again the same concept of one head and body parts are similar but some races are predominately taller, others predisposed to be heavier, others more fit etc. Why the difference? Then my brain shifted brain cells and dominoes over to the 70's game show with Monty Hall as the host. Can't for the life of me think of the name of the show but he would give winning contestants the choice of trading their winnings for what lay behind a different door. Sometimes they traded up and sometimes they lost big time. What made me think of that is beyond me. I did say at the beginning I hadn't been to sleep yet right?

Do we get a choice of what is a perfect body? Will it be a multiple choice? IF I don't like what is offered do I get to rechoose? Or pick what the person 3 rows over chose? If I get to choose then that's simple. I would choose to be 6 inches shorter, have thicker hair, and feet that are 4 inches shorter to match my shorter height otherwise they would look like canoes. Will we all be 5'10", blonde haired and blue-eyed?

By this time the clock has moved ever so slowly to now 5 am. I did the only thing rational I could think of.. I woke hubby up. He woke up with a start thinking the hospital had called and asks what's wrong? I ask " Do you think I have a perfect body already?" After quietly looking at me for a couple of moments, he asks "Is this a trick question?" Poor man. I keep forgetting that as a mere mortal male he has yet to figure out how to read my mind. I said never mind go back to sleep. And he promptly does. Now had he been able to read my mind he would have never done that. He would have sat up and asked what was on my mind and did I want to talk about it.

So fast forward to now 6 am and I finally give up trying to decide whose decision it will be for perfection and I got out of bed. This being 50 cough cough choke choke 1 really sucks. Now I am going to go have something very youthful for breakfast in the form of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and pretend like I never had this 3 hour one sided conversation in my head.


Carmen said...

Perfection... the great illusion of our mortal existence... Perfection will not be in the outward package - but rather the inward package. That is what I have come to understand. We will no longer suffer from pain or disease or hunger or thirst or sadness... We will have no need of medications to cure us or make us whole... We will have perfect physical health and being. But what IS perfect?? Will you always have a good hair day?? I don't know... I don't think our definition of perfect and Heavenly Father's definition are the same.

Anonymous said...

The game that Monty Hall hosted was called Let's Make a Deal. I am so sorry to hear that you are wondering after all this time if you have a perfect body. It is my belief that when we pass we become free of pain and suffering, we have no diseases and so therefore our bodies are perfected. While we are on this earth, we are here to experience the suffering that Gods son went through so that when we meet God in heaven we will be stronger in body and in spirit. My thoughts are with you and your whole family as you go through this trial.

Sally said...

3 commentsUpdated on Tuesday Don McGonigal (Kwantlen) wrote
at 6:24pm on July 10th, 2007
Let's Make A Deal. and I'm hoping for brunettes in heaven, not blondes

Anonymous said...

Mary Golbeck Siever (Calgary, AB) wrote
at 2:23pm on July 11th, 2007
I think our perception of perfect will change. But I will expect to be a size 8. Well, actually I will settle for me now.

Anonymous said...

Kim Siever (University of Lethbridge) wrote
at 2:55pm on July 11th, 2007
I think we'll be surprised to find out perfect is not as physical as we thought.