Detectives Wanted! by Larry Refsland
What did Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Colombo have in common? They all loved a good mystery! A good mystery writer gives just enough facts to cause the reader to think they know the truth but still leave an element of doubt so you will read the entire story. The surprising ending usually reveals the missing facts that clear up the mystery all together.
If you enjoy a mystery, you will enjoy the story of God’s plan to reveal himself to man. It’s recorded in the Bible. It is a mystery how God became flesh and was born of a virgin. It is a mystery how Jesus came back from death after the crucifixion. It is a mystery how, after our earthly lives end, our souls continue to live for eternity. We only know “in part” but we do not fully understand every aspect of these truths—that’s what makes them a mystery!
The reason we haven’t been given complete knowledge about all these things is because God’s plan is for us to come to him in faith. Faith is accepting God’s word without having complete understanding. If we fully understood his love, his mercy or his power, there would be no faith required. Anyone who comes to God, the scriptures say in Hebrews 11:6, must come to him in faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Why did God set it up this way? It’s a mystery! The day will come when we will have full knowledge and understanding. On that day we will join the angels in their anthem of praise, “Holy is the Lord!” Why not spend some time this week investigating the mysteries of God as they are recorded in the Bible? May God bless you as you search for his timeless truth.
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