Man is the one creature designed to begin existence on earth but to continue living in eternity.  All of life around mankind provides for his needs and glorifies the Creator...but man was made to make the transition from the natural form of living to the supernatural.  We will retain our identity even as we change form and experience.  Our earth bound side is preparatory for the eternal dimension.  It is the determining time of our destiny.  We all share somewhat similar natural lives but some properly make the connection to recognize their maker and embrace their redeemer at the intersection of the Cross.  Others ignore or reject Him and avoid the Cross and the work of the Savior.  But, it is clear that God has built us to have a relationship with Him that begins in this dimension and continues in the next.   Earth is our launchpad and Heaven our destination.

1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

Rob Smith