Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

I’ve been putting together more puzzles lately. In the past, I reserved puzzles for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They’re a nice way to pass the time and enjoy those breaks. With the summer heat and humidity, though, I’ve found putting a puzzle together to also be a cool and relaxing summer activity!

Inevitably at some point in the puzzle process, there is a piece that is a mystery. It’s either a piece you’re holding in your hand whose home you can’t locate, or it’s a missing piece that is itself missing. Yes, there’s an enigma in every puzzle (hence the name “puzzle”).

When I think of the word “mystery,” I may first think of the many books I read in childhood and even today. I love a good mystery book! But there is a better and different type of mystery than any puzzle or book:

When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.  This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Ephesians 3:4-6

The best mysteries are those we are able to solve, and Paul offers the solution to the greatest mystery! Namely, that “the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”

As a Gentile, I love this mystery and I am literally eternally thankful for the solution God has given! What a beautiful mystery upon which to meditate!

What better way to recover from puzzling over a no-longer enigmatic mystery than to sit back and enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • During His earthly life, Jesus was faithful in the little things. This ought to encourage us greatly.
  • I haven’t read this yet, but am eager to.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • This is good, but, I’d also like to see a focus on getting better healthcare options for the self-employed. The current healthcare marketplace is a massive hindrance to sole proprietors and entrepreneurs.
  • Okay, who wants to tell her that wasn’t Jesus on her front porch?

God will answer you prayers better than you think. Of course, one will not always get exactly what he has asked for….We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good….His own solution is far better than any we could conceive.

Fanny Crosby
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