Yesterday Maggie found the magnifying glass Pastor Nathan had given out at Christmas and decided today was a perfect day to be a detective. Of course, she also needed a hat and a checklist of things to find, but after seeing her dad, she had the checklist of adventures to be found.
And she LOVED it.
Unfortunately, as we get older, the mysteries get harder and the finding gets trickier.
Ephesians 1:7-10 challenges us by saying, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ."
God desires for his will NOT to be a complete mystery, but rather, for us to be flooded with God's grace and forgiveness so that we might all live redemptively in fulfillment of God's plan. He desires a relationship that requires trust instead of a magnifying glass for searching. God desires to pour so much love our faith is full as we wait on the fulfillment of his timing.
So though it is a mystery why or how he can love us as he does, it isn't a mystery to search for, but rather to embrace.