The spiritual did not come first
But the natural
And after that the spiritual.
It’s a wonder that some people don’t seem to grasp the possibility of resurrection, especially with the constant reminder of the process of pregnancy and birth. It really isn’t hard to imagine a foetus growing for 9 months in a comfortable, warm, cosy, fluid environment with food-on-tap, as it were, through the umbilical cord. Then, suddenly, all the loveliness of its environment is gone – no more floating in fluid but stuck in a sticky, bloody, pulsating cave. There is a light – and extreme pressure pushing it toward the light. At this point, the foetus can neither help nor deliberately impede its impending birth. Usually head first into brilliant light, the baby is shocked in all senses: its confines have become a huge expanse; its nose plugs are removed and it inhales raw air for the first time; velvety-fluid is exchanged for a textured blanket; there is loud noise everywhere! It is hard to imagine that a baby thinks a good thing is happening to it! Yet, all things being equal, a baby born in blood and tears, has come into the world – it is alive, and has a life to live.
How hard is it then to believe such a birth for the spiritual world. We are here feeding and growing our spiritual beings – we can take nothing with us beyond the grave but that spiritual being. Isn’t it time to concentrate on growing your ‘spiritual being’ – turn, be reconciled to God, and grow the real you.
The Lord is coming!