As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we know that we are living in two realms. The one is physical, and apprehended by our five senses. The other is spiritual, not made aware to our senses, but nonetheless real. In fact, it is the unseen realm that is truly real and eternal. We do not ignore the physical realm. It is here we live and work. It is here we grow in Christ’s nature. It is here we share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. But it is also here that we face all of the trials and pains associated with our fallen human nature in a broken world. Yet, it is the unseen realm that makes sense out of all we face. Paul wrote, “We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ” (II Corinthians 4:16-18) We do our best in the strength the Lord provides for each day, and draw our hope from the truth He has given us in our Saviour, Jesus.