A magician and his parrot were having a great time performing for the audiences on a large cruise ship.
Whenever he would make a card disappear, the parrot would say, “It’s up his sleeve.” If he would make a dove appear, he would shout, “It came from his pocket.”
One day, in the middle of performing their show, the ship hit an iceberg and sank. Sitting together with the magician in a life raft, the parrot asked, “OK, what did you do with the ship?”
There are many things in the Bible that are easily understood. They are clear, well-described and are obvious to the occasional reader. There are some passages that take research or an explanation from someone who has spent a lifetime searching and studying the Word of God. Then there are those passages that even the most learned scholars have difficulty explaining or interpreting. What then?
Moses wrote, “There are secret things that belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us.” Even though we can search, study and understand most of the Bible, our minds are finite. We will never be able to understand the infinite things of God. That is when and where faith begins.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for giving us minds to know, hearts to believe and faith to accept Your Word. When doubts arise and faith fades, may we never doubt Your love! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions. Deuteronomy 29:29