During his sermon on sin, Pastor Jason referenced Joni Eareckson Tada and that her excitement about heaven is focused on more than having freedom from her pain and disabilities.
This isn’t exactly what he quoted (I’m sure she’s said it many times in many different ways!), but it is close:
You know a lot of people assume—me being a quadriplegic for 45 years—they’ll assume that I am most looking forward to getting a new body in heaven, and surely I am. It’s going to be a great thing to be relieved of pain…and to be able to walk again, run, jump, dance, kick. But I think what I’m most looking forward to is getting a new heart—a heart free of sin, worry, fear, doubt, anxiety.
Joni Eareckson Tada interview with Karen Gushta, Truth in Action Ministries, June 8, 2012.
Amen, Joni! We will be free in ways that are completely foreign to us today!