Two young children were abandoned on an uninhabited island. Miraculously, they lived and found a way to survive. They grew to become adults and had children of their own. They had no knowledge of the rest of the world. They had no education. Everything they did was self learned. Time went on and generations came and went – still with no contact with other humans. The inhabitants only knew their traditions and experience that was passed from generation to generation. What they believed to be true was based on what they were taught and experienced. They certainly had no knowledge of other civilizations yet alone space and the universe.
Anything outside of the island was a mystery.
We believe that we know so much. Science. Medicine. Politics. Religion. What if WE are the ones living on a tiny island and only know what has been taught to us through tradition and experience? What if the universe and everything else is far beyond our scope of imagination? What if we are totally ignorant to the truth’s of life? What if there is mystery out there that we can’t fathom?
Cynics bash God. The religious claim to know Him. What if both are totally wrong?
Can we take the risk to get off the island and see what is out there? It could be worse. It could be better. It could be a mystery.
Colossians 2:1-3 (NIV)
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.