I’ve often wondered how life here and now relates to eternity, to God, to the spirit world that we can’t see. My favorite cartoon is a picture of two goldfish in a tank, talking to each other. Says one “Do you believe in God?” The other one answers “Yes, of course, who do you think changes the water every week?” I think that’s a pretty good illustration of how much we really know about God.
But now I’ve seen a better illustration that really peeks my interest because it is much closer to reality. I tried to copy it here without success so I will include the text and a link to the site where the pictures can also be viewed. firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Sally Herman
Written by Sally Herman
It starts with a picture of twins in the womb…
One says to the other,
“Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other thinks about it a bit and slowly replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later?”
“Nonsense,” says the other.
This little one continued on with his rant…”There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
“I don’t know what that life will be, but it has to be lighter than we have here! Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
The unbelieving one thinks a bit and exclaims…. “That is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies our nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”
“I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.” the other replies,
“How can you say that? No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness; anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”
“Mother? You believe in mother? Okay then where is she now?
“I believe she is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”
“I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”
To which the other gently replied:
“Sometimes when I am quiet I can hear her, I can perceive her. I can hear her breathe. Sometimes I even hear her voice. I really believe there is life after delivery. I believe one day, I will see her face. And, right now though I can’t see her—she is giving life to me every day.”
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him“
1 Corinthians 2:9