Everybody likes to read a good mystery.
Notice that several of the dramas on television are crime-related and involve a mystery. Through a process of uncovering clues and interrogating key witnesses, the truth is ultimately uncovered and the mystery solved. The truth of the gospel can also be considered a mystery – especially for those mired in unbelief.
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, we read; “Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past.”
Our Lord enables or establishes us to announce God’s message of salvation to the whole world. Christians are established or upheld by the truth of God’s Word. It is also the power of God’s Word that provides us with the key to unlock the mystery of God’s grace by faith. That key is Jesus Christ. Now that we have uncovered the mystery, we are given the key, Christ in us, to share the solution with others and open hearts to the message of reconciliation.
We can go to the Lord and pray, “Oh, God, You have put me in a time when the hidden mystery of Jesus has been revealed. I want to uncover and share this revelation with others. Though my sin condemns me, Jesus has taken that away and has declared me perfect in Your sight – my sins are no more! What joy and peace that brings to my life – that I would desire to share it with everyone! Thank you, Lord! Amen.”