Beyond sight

What is seen is temporary. What is unseen is eternal.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

Are you healthy? Will you live to 80 or 90 or more? It is as nothing. Compared to eternity your life is like a grain of sand on all the beaches of the world. Less, in fact. In a heartbeat it will be over. Like a puff of smoke in the wind. If a Great Pyramid were erected in your memory it would be gnawed by sand and rain until, in time, it too would disappear. Is that a depressing thought?

Nothing that can be seen or touched will last.

However, there is another world that is not visible. If an Elisha were to pray for you, you would see that you are surrounded by other beings, by angels and demons. You cannot measure it or explain it. It is not logical or rational, but it is true. You are already part of a spiritual world.

This life is not all there is.

Your body will die but your spirit will endure. You will pass into a realm that will go on and on forever.

You will meet with the God who created what you now see and what you do not see and what will forever be. If the Bible is to be believed His name is Jesus.

Here is an arresting thought. You will meet Him. And you will give an account of your life.

Salvation – the basics – continues with:
How to know that God is real »

Bible references:
2 Corinthians 4:18; James 4:14; 2 Peter 3:7 and 2 Kings 6:17; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 4:13

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

James 4:14

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

2 Peter 3:7

By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men.

2 Kings 6:17

And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Colossians 1:16

For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.

Hebrews 4:13

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.