It is finally time to Share My World Again! This is one of my favorite times of the week. This challenge has been part of my blogging world for something like seven years and I never get tired of it. In the challenge our hostess Melanie asks several questions and in answering them we all share our worlds. So come on join in the fun. When you have read my answers click the above link and go over to Melanie’s site (Sparks From a Combustible Mind) and answer for yourself.
Here are this week’s questions and my answers:
1. What age would you like to live to?
I am currently 52 going on immortal. I firmly believe in life after death and so for me what lies ahead is just more life with a brief interruption for that thing called death. As Paul the Apostle wrote:
What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.
51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?” 1 Cor. 15
So the age I live to in this body doesn’t really matter because there is a whole lot more living to be done there than there is here. That said I think I still have some work to do here so I would say I want to live to be old enough to finish what I have to do.
2. What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
Any mystery that stands in my way of living and doing what I need to do.
3. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?
That would assume that we as humans come from a standpoint of innocence to begin with. We do not. The Bible teaches that everything (not just humans but everything in creation) is influenced by the power of sin from the start. Everything is already corrupted, so absolute power cannot re-corrupt that which is already corrupted. It can however make a really good display of the corruption which already exists inside of a person.
4. What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I would like to try horseback riding.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Not mandatory)
Please free free to share some gratitude from your world!
I am really grateful for sleep right now. I have never had jet lag as horrible as what I have experienced this week. Sleep has been this wonderful gift which has been assuaging a sense of overwhelming weariness which plagues me almost constantly. I am also grateful for compression socks and Motrin. Since flying my feet have been constantly swollen and painful.