22 January 2016
Mystery of Truth
...that mystery of truth of which the word is the gatekeeper.
- Malcolm Guite
The mystery of truth is always a great joy to discover, as the mystery deepens. In little bits and pieces, we sometimes glimpse a reveal of truth that we had not noticed before. In words we have read twenty times, we suddenly clearly perceive the truth that those words are conveying.
It is about paying close attention with wide open eyes.
Revelations of God's mind and imagination is the joy that we get to discover. Just like seeing something wonderful for the first time, we have to look upon the world and our daily surroundings as if we just landed here and are looking upon it with fresh eyes. This is how we will stop and see some pieces of the mystery suddenly come to light.
G.K. Chesterton wrote about how he dreamed of a new land with such desire, and set sail to find that new land, and after a long journey, he ended up right where he started, but saw his own land with new eyes. That is how we should view our every day.
I love the idea of God's mysteriousness being hidden in our daily lives. Out there to be discovered, except it is right in front of us most of the time. For if some concealed answered are actually revealed, we take a step into something deeper than we are. We let the glory of God surround us as we let it come to us with openness.
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
- Proverbs 25.2