Someday, no more disability. But God clearly uses disability to keep us oriented to and dependent on him.
And someday, no more death. But Albert Martin, in his new book, helpfully points out that even our last enemy, death, is used by God for his glory and our good in this present age:
Left to ourselves, we become careless in the duty of numbering our days. We so easily drift into living as though we will be here on this earth forever. . . Few things more quickly and effectively snap some of the shackles that bind us to this world than does the death of a dearly loved one. Tenderly, holding their lifeless form in our arms, or wistfully looking as they lie in a coffin, such experiences become powerful voices. These voices call out, urging us to obtain the wisdom that alone can enable us to live as those who “number our days.”
Albert Martin, Grieving, Hope and Solace: When a Loved One Dies in Christ, pp. 95-96.