The Mystery Key
Many of you I’m sure have experienced this before you’re spring cleaning, cleaning out the garage, clearing out and organizing that storage closet of yours and you come across a mystery key. For the life of you, you cannot figure out what the key opens or if the key even belongs to you. You ask your spouse, your kids, your siblings, your roommate about the key and they don’t have a clue about it either. No matter how long you stare at it you still can’t figure out who it belongs to and what it unlocks. Does it unlock a safe, a door, a locker maybe? You examine it up close, you run your thumb up and down its ridges, you turn it between your fingers hoping the feel of it will trigger a memory or clue but still nothing. So you put it away, on a shelf, in a box or your personal drawer. You hold on to it with the thought that perhaps one day you’ll discover what it unlocks.
For some the bible is that mystery key. They pick it up not knowing where it came from or who it belongs to and because they are so puzzled and intrigued by this book they’re unable to throw it away instead they put it away not knowing that they just put away the key to life. Christ says, “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) Sitting on someone’s bookshelf is the key to that abundant life. “I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” (Jeremiah 33:6) Sitting in someone’s drawer is the key to their healing. “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow.” (Matt 6:33-34) The key to a stress free life is gathering dust in someone’s storage closet.
The key to life above the economic crisis, the key to your purpose in life, the key to true love, true peace, everlasting joy and every good and perfect gift from above, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31:32). It can all be unlocked with the bible, the key to all of these great and wonderful things!
“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.” (Isaiah 33:6) NIV. Mystery Solved! 🙂