“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 3:9 KJV)
From our infancy, God made us to be curious creatures so that we could gather knowledge and eventually learn of Him. Have you ever watched a toddler stand on tiptoe and stretch his arm to reach a doorknob, or smile with happiness when she pulls a drawer open to find things inside? When our muscles are developed enough that we can move about, our minds want to go places, and we do.
My first memory of a glass doorknob was while I was being comforted by my grandfather. As I leaned against him while he rocked me back and forth in the rocking chair, my eyes were level with the shiny glass knob. I remember pointing to it because I had seen people use it to open the door and come in and go out. Before I could read, I pulled out a small nightstand drawer, and it fell on the floor with its contents all over, much to my excitement. My mother told me later that the book inside was her Bible. There were new things to discover both inside and outside of doors and drawers, and it was great fun to turn the brightly coloured door and dresser knobs. The closest that I came to real jewels was looking at or touching the shiny, clear glass knobs and colourful dresser pulls in family homes.
We use doorknobs to navigate our physical world, but there is a hidden, spiritual environment that cannot be accessed with a physical doorknob. We know nothing about this domain until we open a very special door in our heart and choose Jesus as our Saviour. God’s light unfolds His hidden mysteries so that we can understand. He teaches by filling our minds with spiritual truths, and He forgives us of our sins so that we can reconnect with Him and receive eternal life in Christ. God’s Word is true, and His promises are the best treasures of all.
Although in Scripture there are many complexities, don’t let them stop you. Let us explore the Bible, because God promises that each one of us ordinary people can understand it when our hearts have accepted Christ. We might ask ourselves, “Which season of the big story do we understand the best? Which do we understand the least?” Now, let’s pray for spiritual understanding, and continue to learn.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we praise Your holy name as You guide those who have not yet accepted Christ as their Saviour to open the door at the sound of His knock. We praise Your name as You continue to empower those in Christ to continue to open doors of understanding as revealed within Your Word. Amen.
Copyright © 2021, by Karen Milan, first published on the PresbyCan Daily Devotional presbycan.ca .
Penn Valley, California, USA