“A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all.” ~Edwin Lewis
So, here we have it. Faith in the mystery is what brings our religion to life, for without it – there is no religion. From the days of believing idols could answer petitions to present day, we have always attached a mysterious being at the top of the pyramid.
Whether we call this being God, Allah, Creator – does it really matter?
What is in a name?
I believe it does matter. But what we call others has always mattered.
If you don’t believe me, ask yourself how you would feel if:
Names and titles, they are how we perceive one another.
“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” —which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 (NIV)
“God with us” – what a powerful name. What a powerful thought. He came to walk on earth with us.
The real mystery is not that he could walk with us on earth; the real mystery is why would he do so?
It seems simply explained in “God is love” 1 John 4:16 (NIV).
It still is mysterious, huh?