The goal of this Edge Night is to help the middle school youth learn about life after death and the reuniting of the body and soul at the end of time.
Edge Night at a Glance
The last line of the Creed is one that interests most of us. We want to know what happens when we die and what heaven is like. The middle school youth will be no different. What is to come is a mystery. Scripture does not give us a clear and concise picture of life after death. However, Scripture does tell us that the faithful will be with God in heaven and that this full communion with God is far beyond any joyful experience here on earth. Scripture also tells us that when Christ returns “…we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (I John 3:2). St. Paul writes, “For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed…this mortal nature must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:52-53). We come to better understand this with the accounts of Jesus’ appearance after His resurrection. People did not recognize Him at first because of His glorified body. When we die, our souls will be separated from our bodies. The body decays while the soul goes to God. On the “last day” when Jesus returns again, the body will be resurrected and the soul and body will be reunited. We will no longer be in our lowly, fallen bodies, but our glorified bodies. Jesus made this possible when He rose from the dead on the third day.