It’s A Mystery To Me
by Noah Hefley
July 06, 2019
There are a lot of little things in life which register with us as a mystery. For example, you put ten pairs of perfectly matched socks in the washing machine with a bundle of clothes and later you pull out only six pairs of perfectly matched socks, the rest don’t match and one lone sock is missing! It’s a mystery!
Another one-have you ever noticed that whichever lane you choose to drive somehow becomes the one that slows down? Or at the grocery store, have you ever noticed that whatever lane you choose to check out is the one where the register shuts down or the customer before you has an item that the electric scanner doesn’t recognize, so everything stops? Explain that to me!
Then there’s the mystery of the peanut butter and slice of bread. It never falls in the kitchen; it always falls in the living room. And whether it falls face down or face up depends on the cost of the carpet.
Then there’s the mystery of the A/C repairman. You call him to come out because something doesn’t sound right and the cool air is not coming out. But when the repairman shows up everything in running smoothly with the air cooler than ever and no strange sound. Then as soon as he drives away, the sound returns and the cool air shuts down. That’s another frustrating mystery of everyday life.
However, just when we feel complaining is justified, we should remind ourselves that there is another kind of mystery that is far more important and works in our favor. It is the mystery of the gospel that Paul shares with us in the Bible. He said, “I have already written…my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed…this mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles (that’s you & me) are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:3-6).
The mystery that was once concealed which is now revealed is that God’s grace extends to the likes of us through the Gospel. It’s still a mystery to me how God could love me but that is what I learn at Calvary. And because of this mystery, I am forever blessed and so are you! So all in all, I have no reason to complain and have every reason to rejoice. That is something about which there is no mystery!
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