We can survive for weeks without food, days without water, but only seconds without air. We can’t see it, touch it, smell it, taste it, or hear it, but it is our most essential need for life. We know this, but like God in Heaven we tend to ignore or take Him for granted. Nevertheless, the ancients, whom we consider ignorant by our standards today, observed, “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.'” (Acts 17:28) The secular philosophers whom Paul quoted were aware of our connection to the Creator and the interconnectedness of all creation.
The transcendent aspects of our spiritual nature can be ignored or denied, but the lack of physical evidence though our faulty senses cannot disprove the eternal and infinite reality within. The differences between mankind and other living creatures is infinite and can not be spanned by theory or science. The field of Mathematics is considered the language of science and fact, but it too comprises the unexplainable, irrational, infinite and missing pieces that only the existence of a higher preexisting power can explain. For example, consider the majesty of a circle and the infinite nature of Pi. Nevertheless, there seems to be no end to the manufacture of new flawed and strained theory to suggest otherwise.
For Believers, the answers that plagued mankind from the beginning, were resolved in the coming, life, and resurrection of Yeshua Messiah. Not necessarily the existence of God, but His personality, purpose, and future for mankind collectively and individually. The critical issues are not about thoughts or destiny, but what happens when we are denied air to breath. At that point, we will reach out to God and unless He intercedes, we will stand in the eternal with no resource, material substance or help, other than that which we have set aside in this physical existence, our life. Yeshua said, “In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:19) That true eternal life is not as some suggest, a right that can be purchased with good deeds – No, the life comes as a gift from God’s grace, but eternal treasures can be put by. We seek God and His presence through His incomparably great gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)