Pastor’s Notes

 

 

 

Do you enjoy reading mysteries?  This summer I’ve read quite a few.  But there is no mystery like the mystery of Christ.  The author of the letter to the church at Ephesus (Paul?) shows great insight into the mystery of Christ.

 

The author shows Jews and Gentiles sharing in the same hope, the same body of the church, the same promise of Christ.  In the church of Jesus Christ we see the reunion of all people and the future promise of the reunion of all creation.

 

This mystery we are talking about was made known by revelation.  This mystery is God’s grace given to us with the responsibility to share it with others, especially with those individuals for whom the good news of a new order was intended.

 

The mystery was communicated so that the church might read and reflect on the new insight into the mystery.  As we are quiet before God this understanding/awareness will lead us into deeper truths and a deeper relationship with the one God sent into the world to save us from our sins and establish His coming Kingdom on earth.  “Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted in the earth.  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”  (Psalm 10-11).

 

The “mystery” has come for us!  Rejoice in God’s goodness.  Amen & Amen.

 

                                                                                          Let us rejoice together,

                                                                                           Pastor Clint