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May 10 | Colossians 1:24-29



Colossians 1:24-29



The Mystery of the Ages

by Judy Webb

The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:26-27)

I love to read good mysteries. Gifted writers engage their readers in the story by weaving an exciting plot, creating believable characters who then find their way into the reader's heart. We keep reading because we need to know how the mystery ends. We cheer for the good guy and rejoice that the villain got his due. Not unlike the way in which I read some of our Bible Stories.

In the Biblical sense, a mystery is not a riddle to be solved, but a truth to discover and share. It is discovered by revelation, not by instinct. It is revealed by daily reading studying God’s Word, and by the Holy Spirit in us.

Paul was writing this text from prison, where he was suffering for the church, the people of God. “I want you to know how glad I am that it is me sitting here in this jail and not you. There is a lot of suffering to be entered into in this world