Germination is the process in which a seed emerges from a period of dormancy. Lotus seeds as old as 2000 years have germinated, which is a remarkable feat of restoration of life. It is as if the spirit of man is cased inside a shell —the human body. The body will die but when the right conditions are met the spirit of man will enter a resurrection body and come into new life. Our real life, our spirit, can never die, yet our outward shell, the human body, has to die before we can receive our final state. A dormant seed appears to have no life, just as it is for a dead body, but the Bible promises that the day of resurrection is coming (John 5:28-29).