As the Moon’s light continues to grow we find that we are getting a better understanding of God’s Love for us. We are beginning to grasp the mysteries of our faith. People throw that term around a lot but what are the big mysteries of faith? God gave us the gift of understanding so let’s try to understand these.
The first big mystery of faith is God’s eternity, never beginning and never ending. We have already discussed that. God is Existence itself… among other things.
The second is how He created the universe out of nothing. Where did the stuff come from that makes up the universe? Is it a part of God? This idea would make Him our Universe not our God, so that doesn’t make sense. Is it not a part of God? Well, that’s no good either because who made that stuff? As always, I opt for the third choice when told to pick one of two choices. I have no problem with believing what the Bible says. God spoke it into existence. Why is this even an issue? We intellectually separate things into this and not that which is futile. There are many organisms that are beyond the simplest classification of plant or animal, so why do we think that God can be classified. Why do we have to complicate it?
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. – Genesis 1: 3
God said it, therefore it is so. Done and done. Where is the mystery?
The third great mystery is that of the Trinity. I have heard this one my whole life and still do not understand why this is a mystery. There are three persons in One God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all one God, not a God Head, not three separate gods that act as one, just one God. Some have said it is like the mind, the body and the spirit – which has a lot of merit when you think about it. The Father Creator – I mean look around, ecosystems, mirco-orbits, and anti-space. Yeah, I can see why people would see God the Father as the mind, and the body as the Son of God, again obvious, and the Holy Spirit as spirit – well, duh. But I think it is more than that. My understanding is there are the facets, aspects, if you will, of a God that transcends our ability to know. God, in His infinite wisdom has shown us Three aspects so that we may grasp the concept of the inconceivable. There IS a Father. There IS a Son. There IS a Holy Spirit. There IS One God. It is not a mystery at all. It is a shorthand. It is a gift.
The last great mystery that we will touch on here is called the mystery of Hypostatic Union. Sounds like something that makes your socks stick to your shirt in the dryer, but what it means, is that Jesus was fully 100% human AND fully 100% God. Again, this is another mystery that makes no sense to me why it’s a mystery.
Jesus said, “I and My Father are One.” – John 10: 30
Therefore, Jesus is 100% God.
Jesus was born. “The Word became Flesh.” – John 1: 14
Therefore, Jesus if 100% Human.
God said it, therefore it is. Move on. Why make a federal case out of something that has already been decided?
Instead of worrying about the Great Mysteries of faith, why don’t we just use our gift of understanding and accept what is? It is, what it is. I say, let’s spend our time growing closer to God instead of wondering how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? If we want to use our gift of understanding we really have to get out of our own way.
Please join me in prayer.
“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart. Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance. Thank You, O Lord for showering me with all your sacred blessings. Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever. I am grateful for the gift of Understanding. I am grateful for ability to understand in my heart even if my mind wants to find mystery. I am grateful for being able to understand that the truth is not always something that you can dissect and that the sum is greater than its parts. I am grateful for Your Love. For all these things – Thank You, O Lord. Amen.”
Please meditate and listen to God.
Peace be with you.