Our eyes are pretty important. Many of us rely on them everyday.
The same is true of our other senses… taste, touch, audition, (fancy word for hearing!) and smell. These senses are so immediate, and prevalent, that sometimes they overwhelm us, or even seem to make up our entire world. But the truth is, we find ourselves not just wondering, but knowing there are some invisible qualities to this universe…
Happiness is real – but it’s invisible. Pain is real – we can’t see that, but boy, we sure do know it exists. Numbers are real… logic is real… love is real…
Don’t you ever long for something more than what you are experiencing on our little planet Earth?
We get wilted and worn out. This is partly because every day, we feed and hydrate our bodies, take care of our physical lives, nourish our friendships and families – which we ought to do! – and forget that our other side, our soul side, has not eaten for many days. If you recognize you do have a soul, then you have to ask… WHAT CAN FEED MY SOUL?
C. S. Lewis has this great insight to our longing for something invisible:
‘If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.’
– C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
David the Shepherd gets it pretty well, too:
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Where can I go and meet with God?
-Psalm 42:2, NIV
I have a lot of joy in this world. But sometimes, on the hard days, I don’t ENJOY the joy of life. Because there’s a lot of pain and physical suffering here too. But don’t give up, brothers and sisters in Christ, because there will be a day when we are free to just experience joy, and not hurt anymore.
If you don’t give up, I won’t either.