Many of us believe in a supernatural realm. Whether it’s a mystical god, to ghosts or goblins, to vague unseen spiritual forces or whether it’s the god of a religion we happen to follow, many of us have a sense of something beyond.
Something we cannot see. But we have a sense is there.
Now, as a Christian, I don’t believe in ghosts at all.
But myself and many others believe not just that there might be a supernatural realm, but that there is a very real one. One where spirits from different sides are at work.
There are terms like ‘spiritual warfare’ banded about in church.
In the context of the Christian faith we talk about a presence in this unseen spiritual realm who is a person, called the Holy Spirit. This Holy Spirit is someone we do not physically see, but who we merely see by the impact He has on ourselves, others and the world around us.
When we talk about people being touched by the Holy Spirit (he says in very good Christianese) then we mean they have been interacting with someone unseen – but very real.
Indeed, God Himself is someone no one has seen.
Lots of people talk about Him and being in His presence, but no one anywhere has ever physically met Him.
He is unseen.
The only direct physical representation we have of God is (more…)