The Bible says the things we can see are temporary and the things we can’t see are eternal...II Cor. 4:18. This passage supports the truth that there are both a physical and a spiritual side to us. The physical is temporary; the spiritual is eternal.
The physical struggles to take the spiritual seriously because it can’t see it.
My family once lived in a two-story house at 448 E. Jackson. It is gone. What was seen and seemed to be real has turned out to be temporary. Max Powell lived next door. He died. What was seen turned out to be temporary; yet the spirit element of him continues to live.
Our family once had a store on the west side of the square. The grocery store is now gone. Once regarded as real; it is now proven temporary. Dad worked at Payne’s Furniture store; a place which seemed real, but also proven temporary.
The invisible world of spirituality is worthy of attention for it is the real and eternal portion of each of us. The physical, however, tends to override the spiritual as unreal; even non-existent. Yet, once the body is placed in the casket and buried it has proven even itself to have been momentary after all.
There is an authentic spirit world where our reality is known. First, the spirit lives within our temporary bodies until our bodies give out. We will eventually acquire a heavenly body. For those of us that doubt this spiritual concept, I believe it can be proven not by seeing the actual spirit within us; but by noting the eventual fading of all whose bodies die among us.
What we believe(d) to be real cannot keep up the image for it is verified death after death as temporary. Attention surely must be given to the spirit side of us for it is that portion which will live on.
May Jesus be our hope, our delight, and our map for true life….Romans 6:3-5.