"The Mystery Machine" Credit: Flickr user misteral (cc)
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Why Does God Like Mysteries?

Before you read this post, please watch this video:

Hilarious, right?
Not so much for the people involved right? Hopefully they had a sense of humor about it afterwards and didn’t take up an offense at being the objects of other people’s laughter.

I’ve been watching the series LOST on DVD recently. I had never watched it before, but I can easily say it’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The series revolves around the survivors of a plane crash and how they cope with life on a very unique, strange, and mysterious island.

As the show goes on, the characters undergo various trials and tribulations, and not just through those difficulties or in spite of them, but BECAUSE of the difficulties, new aspects of both the island and the characters are unveiled. I’ll stop there, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. The point is, LOST would be a very boring show if everything went hunky dory and according to plan. In other words, the ups and downs make it interesting.

Clearly, there is an aspect of God that enjoys mystery. Which in a way, you gotta feel for the guy: here He is, loving mysteries, and already he knows everything ;} Kinda sad, no? Perhaps this is part of the reason that Jesus’ date of return was hidden even from himself? Perhaps the Father and Spirit wanted to give him the experience of not knowing the future (at least that part of it). Of course this is conjecture and I don’t know for sure, but it’s fun to think about…

I’m rabbit trailing here, but is it not fair to say that if God loves a good mystery, then our trials and tribulations that seem so noxious and unpleasant could be to help us embrace this part of Him?

I’ll figure it out one day, but in the meantime, I’ll be watching LOST. 🙂


Featured Image Credit: “The Mystery Machine” by Flickr user misteral (cc)

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