Let’s face it…Life is filled with mysteries. Planet Earth is filled with mysteries. The oceans are filled with mysteries. The universe is filled with mysteries. The solar system is filled with mysteries. Mystery surrounds us from all corners of existence.
To help us understand the heights, depths, and vast domains of life’s many mysteries, mankind has looked to philosophies, myths, science, and religions for answers. But, actually there is only one true and factual answer…Faith.
It is amazing to me that the Bible gives a specific and detailed definition to the word Faith. God knew from the beginning of creation that man would want to search out all the mysteries and meanings found in life. But, as mere humans, mortal beings, our minds cannot comprehend such vast intelligences possessed by God alone. Therefore, to help our lesser intelligent minds, God created Faith.
What is Faith? According to the Scriptures, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not YET seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV).
Did you see that? Did you see the tiny word with a powerful punch…YET! God is assuring us that by faith, through faith, a thriving faith, and possessing faith that all the mysteries of the universe and life will one day be manifested and made known unto us, “the EVIDENCE of things not YET SEEN!” Wow! One day, you and I will see and fully understand and comprehend the overwhelming, full realm of all mysteries currently surrounding mankind.
One day, I will know for certain why things happen the way that they do in this life. One day, I will know the vast territories of the solar system and all that it contains. One day, I will see the Word of God face to face….”In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and the Word was with God.” (John 1 KJV) “And, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) God provided us the answer to this mystery….Jesus Christ is God who was manifested in the flesh for you and me! And, one day, we will see Him face to face. Amen!
Oh, the many complexed mysteries of life that challenge our hearts, souls, and minds. YET….(such a powerful little word!)….By Faith I shall one day know the very substance of all these mysteries surrounding the existence of all mankind. Me; a retired school teacher, a simple woman born in rural Rome, Georgia, reared in the small town of Powder Springs, married for thirty-seven years, and the mother to three daughters and grandmother to nine will walk the galaxy hand in hand with its Creator revealing every thought and question asked by man since the beginning. Amazing; how awesome to know!
Today, I encourage you to indulge yourself in the sweet joys of Faith…knowing that one day all of our questions and lack of understandings will be resolved and dissolved. There’s a brighter day ahead for all those who have put their Faith in Christ Jesus; the Son of the living God. Amen.
“Farther along we’ll know all about it. Farther along we’ll understand why. Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine…we’ll understand it all by and by.” (Hymn…Farther Along)
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T. Rollins, Author