“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18) 

While considering this verse I want to pose a question, is Christianity seen or unseen? Is this a strange question to ask? Yes it is, but I believe that there are powerful lessons to learn through this verse. As I thought about this it became apparent to me that much of what we affiliate with Christianity today is seen—churches, Christian book stores, bumper stickers, fish symbols, the cross, etc. Now ask yourself, how much of Christianity is unseen? If you are having trouble answering this question let me try to help with asking: can you identify a Christian by what you can’t see—you can see their home, the car they drive, and the career they have chosen but can you see the unseen Holy Spirit in their life? I think that we can all agree that the sad answer to this question is that Christianity currently lives within the seen temporary world, while the unseen attributes of Christianity which are supposed to be loudly proclaimed through our changed life are becoming hidden. 

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