Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mystery Solved

Mystery Solved
An unsolved mystery creates drama and suspense.  A sense of suspense is a great tool for selling books and movie tickets as long as the suspense eventually reaches resolution.   We love suspense and drama for a time, but we all long for resolution.

After a long period of suspense we all love to finally say  "That explains it!"  A tremendous sense of relief floods our minds and emotions we we finally know what is really going on.

If we long for resolution while reading a great novel or watching a good film, imagine our need for resolution to the mystery and drama of the meaning of  our own life!  We must  have a "That explains it!" moment about life.  Fortunately, God has provided it.

Jesus is God's resolution to the mystery of our history.  Jesus is the "that explains it!" relief which our mind, emotions and will must have.  As much as we may enjoy temporary drama and suspense, we need an end to suspense and drama when it comes to what God has in mind for us as human beings.

The Apostle Paul saw his ministry as a wonderful  "Jesus explains it!" process.
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily. Col. 1:24-29
Jesus abiding in us is the resolution to the drama and suspense that troubles our souls.  As we learn to bring every thought to Jesus we will begin to experience inner peace and an end to unneeded drama that makes our inner world uneasy and stressed.

Jesus is God's final explanation.  Let Jesus be your great "That explains it!"  Mystery and drama are good in books and in films, but your inner life needs resolution right now.
Bud McCord
Abide International

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