Mark concluded his series looking at the body of Jesus by examining the verse “When He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).

What do we model ourselves on? Who do we aspire to be like? Who would we like to resemble? Romans 3:23 reminds us that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but we know also that Jesus has given us some of the glory He was given by the Father (John 17:20-23). The Christian looks forward to the day when we shall see Jesus and shall be changed into His likeness. This will come about quickly, ‘in the twinkling of an eye’ (see 1 Cor 15:50-52) and we wll then be:
* glorious
* whole (perfect)
* having the same type of being as Jesus (changed physically and from within)
* limitless
* having no physical imperfections

At that time, there will no more sin or sadness or sorrow or pain or death (Rev 21:4): truly Jesus has ‘pledged to cancel our sorrow’, as we sang earlier in the service (‘Long Live the King’, Aaron Shust.) We long for that glorious day when we see Him and will be like Him!