Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"It's A Mystery!"

I love a good mystery.

We had a couple of mysterious happenings this morning at church and it got me to thinking about how much fun they can be and how much I enjoy them.

Yes I know there are plenty of bad mysteries out there but today I'm talking about the fun ones - like who gave you the anonymous Valentine's card, where exactly is Noah's ark or, like what happened to Pastor Wes this morning, who washed your car for you while you weren't looking!? It's a mystery!

This is probably why I love geocaching so much. I tie on my hiking boots, grab my gps and drive to a trailhead. Looking out over a huge forest-covered mountain I think "there's something hidden out there just waiting for me to find it. Where could it be? It's a mystery." After I find it I just want to do it all over again. That's probably why, as of today, I've done this process exactly 1646 times!!!

I think the best mystery for me is what exactly heaven is going to be like and look like. I try to picture my loved ones who have already gone there, walking the streets of gold, and I just can't. Yes I know that John does his best to try and describe it to us in his book of Revelation but I seriously doubt that his words do it justice. Not for me anyway.

So I guess, for now, I'll just have to live with the wonderful, delicious mystery!

But let me tell you something wonderful,
a mystery I'll probably never fully understand.
We're not all going to die - but we are all going to be changed.
You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet,
and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes - it's over!

I Corinthians 15:51 (The Message)

1 comment:

Peg said...

What a lovely Good News post. Congratulations on 1646 finds. As much as I love solving mysteries too, I hope the pastor never discovers who washed his car, so that person can just enjoy his/her chance to serve humbly and willingly somebody who serves others all the time.