1 Corinthians 2:1-2

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

I’m finally getting to a place in my life where I appreciate the mysteries of God, and of life.

When I was a kid I loved reading mysteries. “Nancy Drew”, “The Hardy Boys”, “The Bobbsey Twins”, were my earliest reading pleasures. Eventually I grew up to read Perry Mason and Sherlock Holmes and every other mystery novel I could find. I’m probably the only kid in my hometown who took a notebook to the card catalogue at the library so that I could write down every title they had in my favorite kind of books to make sure that I read very one.

But they were just stories. They were clever. But they weren’t real.

Later, college and seminary seduced me into thinking that there were people in the world who knew all the answers, who had the keys to unlock the mysteries of life. My quest became to master the information, to unlock the mysteries, to become one of those seductive masters. But I never got there. I’m no closer today than I was when I began.

And through all these years, life itself continued to unwind and unravel and turn and twist and surprise and shock and comfort me with mystery upon mystery. Events and circumstances and accidents and wonders.

Nothing in all of this makes much sense anymore because it doesn’t need to make sense. Sense is no longer the point because it never was. Love was the point. It always has been and always will be. Love. Connections. Surrender. Christ crucified.

Mystery today has become an invitation to me. An invitation to enter, to wonder, to explore, to be amazed. Asking the right questions has become so much more life giving than knowing the right answers.

Because, at the end of the day, what we know isn’t nearly as important as Who knows us.

Let us pray: Cloud us in the mystery of your love for us, O Lord. Cover us in misunderstanding and mystery, that we might be drawn ever closer to you and those you send into our lives, seeking not answers but communion, community, and love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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22 Responses to “1 Corinthians 2:1-2”

  1. Sharon Boyd Says:

    Pastor Kerry! So good to hear from you again!! And this one! Awesome! Pretty much what I have been trying to pull together and now you did it for me! I will be referring to this often as I continue my journey with the Lord! Thank you for taking the time to share, my Brother in Christ! May God continue to bless you as you bless us!
    Sharon

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Welcome Back!! It was so nice to find this in my mailbox this morning.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for this sharing, Pastor Kerry. I don’t want you to feel obligated to post every day, so that it becomes an unpleasant burden, but your insights are always very welcome in my e-mail inbox.

    –A grateful pastor

  4. Tina Peterson Says:

    Thanks, Pastor. Hope your ride across America is proving fruitful.

  5. arniewalter10 Says:

    Ditto of the above posts, it’s so very good to hear the word of God coming through you. Even if it’s for just bit I appreciate your posts. Hope the rides on the Harley went well for you this year. With Christian love and praying for you God’s best blessings. Arnie Walter

  6. Helen Just Says:

    I hadn’t realized how much I miss your devotions until this one appeared this morning. And this was especially meaningful. I’m with my 91-year old dad today and it is all about love.

  7. Penny Says:

    Amen and amen. Good to hear your thought again

  8. Timothy Scheffel Says:

    Sounds like during college and seminary days you were seized with a bit of Gnosticism. But in the end, you got it right. It really is not what we know, but Who knows us. Bravo!

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