22 Mar The Secret Is No Secret
I love musty old bookstores. There is something mystical about browsing about shelves of books that have not seen the light of day for who knows how long. There used to be, maybe it is still there, one near Columbia University where room led onto room. Each room seemed a bit darker than the former and the smell deepened. There I imagined I would find some ancient tome filled with the secrets of the ages. That is so strange because I know better. I know the book filled with the secrets of life is not lost in some New York City bookstore. I have owned one since I was five-years-old.
I am, of course, talking about our Bible. It is the story of redemption. It is the story of God reaching out to man. It is the story of God becoming a man so we would know the truth. God is not a capricious, temperamental being who acts on whims. He is consistently steady in His resolve to redeem us. Never a day goes by when He is disinterested in our progress toward infinity. We are the apple of His eye. We are His children. We are princes and princesses of the universe.
Ever since Eden, Lucifer has tried his worst to discredit God. Lucifer inspired people to do horrible things and convinced them it was God who was the source of their inspiration. Ignorant people then claimed they did it because God wanted them to do it. Finally God came here to set the record straight. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word said, “If you have seen me you have seen the Father.” The secret is no secret.
Written by Roger Bothwell on March 22, 2010
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