I wish I could remember what the name of the song was that we sang in church yesterday that reminded me of this...I don't think about the afterlife a whole lot. I'm sure it will be wonderful and amazing and I guess I'm looking forward to it. In the meantime, I'm enjoying every minute of the full and wonderful life on earth that I've been gifted with. Anyway, so we're singing in church about how awesome Heaven will be and the words are something about our bodies being changed...and then it hit me.
When I'm in Heaven, I won't have to wear an insulin pump.
I'm connected to this machine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it keeps me alive. I only get to take it off a maximum of 1 hour a day unless I am otherwise engaged in water based activity (I can take it off to shower or to go swimming, basically). But when I go to Heaven, my body will be changed and I will no longer be human and I won't need an insulin pump anymore.
*imagines life without being tethered by tubing*
This is amazing to me. I don't know why, but I've never considered this before. Eternal pumplessness. I don't think you can imagine how wonderful this sounds to me if you aren't also connected to a machine that keeps you alive every day, all day. It would be different if the machine was optional, like a cell phone or iPod. If I could just choose to not have it on me one day and see how that goes. (I guess I could choose to not have it, but I know how that will go! That story would end with me in the ER.)
So when I get to Heaven, my body will be perfect. I won't need contacts either! No contacts, no glasses, no insulin pump, no Chiropractor appointments...this Heaven deal is sounding better and better!