The Mystery of Christ


For the Christ follower, this week leading up to Easter, is one of the most exciting times of the year. In our Bibles, we read the 1st hand accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John from the apostles who walked the roads with Jesus Of Nazareth over this Holy Week. When you read their accounts, feelings of amazement and wonder drip... and ooze... from the pages. These men were experiencing something awe inspiring that would change the trajectory of their lives!

Back in 2012, I took part in a music writing collective hosted by singer / songwriter Aaron Ivey, from a church called the Austin Stone. Back then, he did something every year called the 7in7 challenge. The idea behind it, was that over a seven day period you were to challenge yourself to write seven songs. Even further, in those same seven days, you were to open yourself up and post those songs to social media platforms for all the world to hear. Now, eleven years later, one of the songs I wrote: The Mystery of Christ: A Benediction has been listened to approximately 14 times! Yes, staggering to take in, I know... 

I chose to tackle the project by writing seven songs inspired from the book of Ephesians. This was seventh song, the last one written for the challenge. Before I share it with you, I want you to look at a couple verses spoken by Paul the apostle when he prays: 

I pray that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 And to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19  

What a prayer! He's saying, "I'm praying that you can comprehend something that is incomprehensible, that passes knowledge. I want you to know something that's impossible for you to know."  You can't know it unless God reveals it to you. And the only way we get that revelation is in the cross. Can you picture it?

Width and length go left and right... it's horizontal; depth and height go up and down...it's vertical. Can you see it? It's a picture of the love of God in the cross of Jesus Christ! Deeper and wider than we can ever possibly know! Yet, simple and clear enough to be accessible to every man, woman, and child! What a beautiful mystery!

This Good Friday... this Easter, I pray that you might understand; the mystery of Christ
I pray That you might find it beautiful; The mystery of Christ.  

Praise be to God for this indescribable gift!
- Pastor Milo 

I pray that as I kneel before the Father of all things;
His Spirit might resonate with you.   
I pray that he might strengthen you with power from The Lord;  
That Christ may dwell in your hearts  

That you might understand; the mystery of Christ
That you might find it beautiful; the mystery of Christ   

I pray that you'll be rooted and grounded in love; 
Show mercy to your fellow man.  
I pray that you'll have boldness and confidence in God; 
Even when you can't hear His voice.

That you might understand; the mystery of Christ
That you might find it beautiful; the mystery of Christ   

(c) Milo Wilson, 2012

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