Every woman is a mystery. No matter how old you are, how long you guys have been married, or how wise you think you are, there will always be an element of mystery to women. Having been married to my wife for over 35 years, I know this to be a fact. In another 35 years Pamela will still have an element of mystery about her. Ladies, that doesn’t mean that you’ve figured out the male species; I’m simply acknowledging a fact about women.
The Bible is also a mystery-specifically the Epistles, letters written to the churches. What’s the big mystery? One mystery is how God is able to actually live inside of us, as Christians. How does God do this? Through the Person of the Holy Spirit. You can see that from reading the books such as Ephesians, and Colossians. For instance, in Colossians 1:27 Paul, the writer of this letter to the church at Colosse, clearly states that this mystery is “Christ in you….” Christ in you. Okay, how? By the Holy Spirit. Ah, now that’s the mysterious part: Christ is in me, through the Holy Spirit.
Ponder that truth for a moment: Christ is in YOU. An astounding statement, but not too good to be true. It’s true, because God said it. It’s up to us to believe it and act like it’s so, even when we don’t fully understand it.
Don’t try to figure out how this is done. It’s always somewhat of a mystery how God does what He does. Instead of hurting your mind by trying to figure this all out, just accept it by faith. Remember, you don’t have to understand something to have it working for your benefit. I don’t understand how a bumblebee flies, do you? The fact that its wings are too short for its body doesn’t stop the bumblebee from flying, or pollinating my wife’s flowers.
In secular mystery books the mysteries are hidden FROM us. With the Bible, the mystery is hidden TO us. It’s there for us to receive, believe, and achieve in our individual lives.
I love reading about this mystery that God has revealed to us in His Word, something for our hearts to meditate on and put into practice.
Don’t you love it when you’re part of a mystery that’s in your favor? How has this post changed how you see yourself as a Christian?