Perhaps the hidden life is most important. Contemplate the things that are in the background, out of view, but are ever so crucial to the direction and substance of life. A plant can die if its roots are entangled and turned upon themselves. Insects in the soil or extremes of Ph can cause barriers to nutrient absorption so that the plant dies. The unseen pollination of plants is vital to the fruiting bearing process. These are hidden miniscule items but still tangible factors. What of the impact of the unseen chemical processes that are in our food, air and environment? Antioxidants in certain foods are thought to be barriers to disease, even cancer. Light complected people can produce vitamin D from sunlight, but the same people can suffer skin damage and worse by excessive exposure. Stress is considered one of the greatest causes of heart trouble and disease. Many studies indicate that depression, worry, and similar mental attitudes have a statistical correlation to physical health consequences.
It seems easier to identify detrimental effects of certain unseen causes, however, unseen forces bring about positive impact to life. What is the nature of these unseen forces, beyond their physical health manifestation? Is it even possible to identify every significant influence that impacts a human life, physical and spiritual? We’ve all had people who encouraged us, believed in our potential or just loved us. In everyone’s life there have been instances of grace and mercy that were like water to a thirsty soul. Love is the most important ingredient in life and it can not be defined, but is instinctively known in the human heart. Yeshua knew the relationship between healing and forgiveness and often removed sickness and sin at the same time. “I love you” is sometimes cliche, but in truth, it and “I forgive you” release a hidden power of life, light, and restoration.
We ignore the unseen most of the time, but scripture tells us that the hidden life is essential. “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” (Matt. 13: 44). Paul pronounced a blessing of the hidden goodness “…that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2: 2-3). Perhaps we are like the icebergs with our visual portion only representing a small part of the whole, of which most is hidden below the surface. Scripture reminds us, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Col. 3: 2-4).