“Magic” conjures up visions of Disney, fairies, children, fleeting fascination and temporary delight. But then the story ends and real life resumes.
Mystery—hidden, partly revealed—we see the tip of the iceberg, a glimpse of glory, a foretaste of complete fulfillment, a vision of what our mortal minds cannot yet bear to gaze on in its full glory.
HOW could the infinite God limit Himself to a fetus for nine months, then a totally dependent baby–
–the Way learning to walk
–the Word learning to speak
A child becoming aware of Who He really was—God of all, yet submitting to his earthly parents and authorities until the time came for Him to begin giving the all a glimpse of this most awesome MYSTERY of Who He really was.
WHY did He come? Love! Pity! Hesed! God’s long, strong arms reaching down to rescue a world of ruined, rebellions humans gone wrong. And to raise them up to His original purpose for them. This great love is a mystery in itself. How can infinite God care so deeply about me?
WHO is this baby lying in a feeding trough? The angels said He was “a Savior born to you, Christ, the Lord!” The long-awaited Savior-King has finally arrived! But how will He save His people? It’s a mystery unfolding, not as they thought but saving us first inside then out—“inside-out”!
And what of His kingdom? It would be upside-down! The least are first and the first last!
WHO is He to me?
–my sovereign Lord
–the sacrifice for my sin, my Savior
–my coming Bridegroom
–and so much more!
WHEN will He fulfill His kingly destiny? That’s still a mystery. He’s given us hints, but most importantly, He’s given us His word! He will surely come—
–King of kings and Lord of lords
–reigning in love and wisdom
Forever and ever!
Oh, that is the mystery
More than you can see.
Give up on your pondering
Fall down on your knees!
Michael Card (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o79Dvo4Ns1A)