Michael Card on ‘Mystery’

some good thoughts from singer/songwriter Michael Card-

From “In The Studio with Michael Card”

Mysteries

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways,” declares the Lord.

|| Isaiah 55:8 || NLT ||

I used to think that mysteries existed only to be solved. When I
heard someone refer to the mystery of Christ, I assumed that Christ
was a mystery only to nonbelievers. I have since learned that the
mystery of Christ is reserved for those who do believe. To “know” the
mystery of Christ is to realize that it is indeed just that, a
mystery.

To represent faith in Jesus merely as something we come to
understand and accept is to rob it of the mystery of being in
relationship with something infinitely bigger and wiser than we are.
His ways are not our ways, the prophet Isaiah tells us.

Mystery is not a category only for the spiritually elite, secret
knowledge reserved for the members of the deeper life club. The
mysteries of faith in Christ are for everyone who claims to be in
relationship with him. The basic trusth of Christianity are
mysteries, not understandable, not “our ways”: the virgin birth of
Jesus, the Trinity, grace, prayer, the union of the believer with
Christ, the cross, and perhaps most mysterious, and key to them all,
the incarnation

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