Connecting with the Invisible


Many of us like to tune in for lots of things in the radio: news, music, etc. It's quite impressive to realize what's, literally, in the air surrounding us. Radio waves everywhere! We can't see it, we can't touch it, we can't smell it, we can't taste it, and when somehow floating in the air, we can't hear it. We need a particular instrument to actually receive radio waves. So in a radio, there is a receiver. Without the receiver, none of the radio waves from the air could be received by the radio. So it is actually possible for something to be real (existing) even though we can't use our five senses to substantiate it.

Today I was checking out some quotes from a website. I think it's quite interesting to read some of the quotes concerning the existence of God from other Christians such as Goethe, C.S. Lewis, and so forth. You should definitely have a look. But I would like to approach the existence of God from another angle.

The Bible says that "God is Spirit" (John 4:24a). In Greek, the word "Spirit" is pneuma, which can also be translated as breath, air, or wind. None of these (breath, air, or wind) is tangible or visible but you know you can breathe them in with your nose and they will pass through your entire respiratory system. The rest of John 4:24 says, "and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness." So there are 2 spirits involved here: Spirit and spirit. Spirit (with uppercase 'S') is God as Spirit, and the spirit (with lowercase 's') is actually the worshiper's spirit.

So, really, you don't need to prove if the air exists or not, you just have to breathe in with your nose and lungs. And you also don't need to prove if the radio waves exist or not, they're there, just make sure your radio receiver works. Likewise, to worship, contact, realize, receive God, we simply need the proper "organ", or "instrument". This "organ" is our human spirit, the deepest part of our being.

Our human spirit is the receiver that has been specifically designed to be in tune with God, who Himself is Spirit.

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