I am reading Lesslie Newbigin’s Signs amid the Rubble, which are some of his collected lectures. The overarching theme of the lectures is an attempt to uncover and excavate God within human history. Here is a quote that shed light on a future eschatology that I think unpacks some of what Paul means in 1 Corinthians 15:58.
Our faith as Christians is that just as God raised up Jesus from the dead, so will He raise up us from the dead. And that just as all that Jesus had done in the days of His flesh seemed on Easter Saturday to be buried in final failure and oblivion, yet was by God’s power raised to new life and power again, so all the faithful labor of God’s servants which time seems to bury in the dust of failure, will be raised up, will there, transfigured, in the new Kingdom. Every faithful act of service, every honest labor to make the world a better place, which seemed to have been forever lost and forgotten in the rubble of history, will be seen on that day to have contributed to the perfect fellowship of God’s Kingdom. As Christ, who committed Himself to God and was faithful even when all ended in utter failure and rejection, was by God raised up so that all that He had done was found to be not lost, but alive and powerful, so all who have committed their work in faithfulness to God will be bu Him raised up to share in the new age, and will find that their labor was not lost, but that it has found its place in the completed Kingdom