ions, electrons, neutrons…ever seen one?
The smallest thing that we can see with a ‘light’ microscope is about 500 nanometers. A nanometer is one-billionth (that’s 1,000,000,000th) of a meter. So the smallest thing that you can see with a light microscope is about 200 times smaller than the width of a hair. Bacteria are about 1000 nanometers in size.
Yet, we know that what is seen is made from the unseen. We are from ova and spermatozoa – seen! Your memories, thoughts, feelings… can they be measured? The physical is limited…
The soul is our humanity that makes us feel emotions. It is our way to magnify God through our human limitations. The spirit is our deeper connection with the Lord when we believe in God and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
There are a few places in the Bible where the body, soul, and spirit are mentioned. One of these is in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, as written, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
If we delve into this verse, it clearly states that we are composed of three parts: The body, the soul, and the spirit. The verse also uses the word “and,” which in the original Greek language means to differ from each other. Thus, this clearly states that each part is different and plays a different role in us.
It is easy to distinguish the body as physical, which means using the five senses; the sense of sight, the sense of hearing, the sense of taste, the sense of smell, and the sense of touch. The spirit and soul are much more difficult because they seem similar but are actually very different. They have different functions in our lives as Christians, as it is written in Hebrews 4:12,
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
It takes faith to believe (are you a believer?) even the first verse of the Bible, where it tells us how God Created the world out of nothing. God Spoke the worlds into existence; and God rules Creation. All His-Story is according to The Will of God. EVERYTHING is made beautiful in its time: also God hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (ASV)He hath
And we pray:
LORD God, my faith is in You and the power of Your Word. It was Your Word that brought the universe into existence out of absolute nothingness. It is by your command that all things continue to exist instead of lapsing into non-existence. It is by Your Word You make us new creatures in Christ for Your eternal glory!