The Paramount Mystery
Countless unexplained mysteries have been clarified through scientific inquiry. Questions asking who, what, where, and when can often be answered with diligent investigations, but the "why" questions cannot be answered in the labaratory. We call questions that cannot be answered satisfactorily a mystery.
One incredible characteristic of the human race is the obsession to explain everything. Once a mystery is solved, the power of the mystery goes to the person or institution explaining the mystery.
Religions over the ages have attempted to answer the mysterious "why" question using the word, "Faith." Mystery and faith are mentioned several times in the Bible. Faith, as described in the Bible, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. In other words, faith is used to answer the a unanswerable question, "Why?"
Sometimes faith, instead of scientific inquiry, is required to develop a meager understanding of the mysterious. When this tool is used, the mystery maintains the power it deserves. St. Paul said in Corinthians 13:12 "for now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face."
Perhaps God, in whatever name you choose to call this Higher Power, is the mystery itself.
Peg Coffee/ Unity of Fayetteville Writer's Group