Mystery Leads to Growth in Worship
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
I am indebted to A.W. Tozer for some of these thoughts. “[The faith] which tries or needs to explain everything in detail, takes the mystery out of life and out of worship." With the mystery gone, you have taken God out, for while we may be able to understand Him in some measure, we can certainly never fully understand God.
There must always be that awe upon our spirits that says “Ah, Lord God, Thou knowest!” As you think about it, God has enhanced our growth process by introducing mystery into faith. If we had a god which we could completely explain or understand, we'd have a god no bigger than the smartest, most perceptive human.
Reason is not the trump card. There are aspects of faith and God’s ways that we don’t know or understand. Then as we learn more of who God is, our life unfolds and as we relate to Him, and to each other, we grow in faith and trust. What was once “mystery” is now more clearly known and we move on to greater mystery, greater wonder, and greater growth. This movement is clearly by God’s awe filled design.