Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Look, I Show You A Mystery
"Listen, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."
1 Cor. 15:51
Here is one thing I wish would change-this house. Yesterday I promised to show you the mystery where the gladiolus grow, and here it is. Notice anything different about this house? Well, it has scaffolding in front of it. But the house is not having any work done to it, nor has it ever, to my knowledge. We have lived in this neighborhood for over twenty five years, and I can't remember a time the scaffolding wasn't there, it was put there to stay. Notice that they have written the house number on a piece of paper and attached it to the scaffolding. In the tiny yard, flowers grow freely and tall, and no grass is ever mowed. There are people living there, see in the window? There are lots of green houseplants inside, and the inhabitants come and go and work on their cars in the driveway. But they never tend the yard or move the scaffolding, it remains a mystery. And maybe some mysteries are best left just that way, unknown.
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."