“Worn to a frazzle.” Sounds like something my grandmother would say.
Her bathroom always smelled like lilacs, which has nothing to do with anything.
The edges of my energy are often worn and frayed. Every bone in my body aches for rest – even after a decent night’s sleep. I read this today in II Corinthians 5, 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life.
YES, I do grow weary in, and quite frankly of, my present body. In the now we can’t help but groan and sigh because our earthly bodies are temporal, they wind down and wear out until they’re worn to a frazzle.
That longing we feel, that yearning for something more, something new and lasting is scriptural – it’s part of our DNA. In an amazing way the Lord placed something like a homing beacon inside of our souls to remind us of the not yet. 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit (II Cor 5:5).
One of the most intriguing verses on this very topic is in Philippians 3:21, “He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under his control.”
I’m curious about the not yet. I’m inspired and hopeful, a little bit excited for the day when this dying body will be swallowed up by life. Even though today I’m worn to a frazzle I’m going to rest in that promise.