“Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. (New Revised Standard Version, Lk 24:39–43)

Note the characteristics of Jesus’ resurrection body:

  • He is recognized.
  • He can be touched.
  • There is continuity with his body in natural life.
  • He eats.

Why would our resurrection bodies be any different than that of Jesus? Why would we expect some kind of spiritual life in the clouds?

We are made for earth. We were made to rule the earth, under God. When Jesus returns we will do exactly that, just as we were created to do.

It will be a new earth. Earth will have a resurrection body, too.

Read your Bible.