Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Plain Sight

Do you like mysteries? Do you enjoy trying to figure out "who dun it" or searching for hidden clues? I sure do.

Maybe that's why I like watching movies like National Treasure or Indiana Jones. The looks on the faces of the people as they discover the hidden treasure is amazing.

Are you one of those people? If you are, then you should enjoy this. Look at the picture to the left. What do you see?

"Well, it's a wagon wheel, Bob."

"Look closer. What is at the center of the wheel?

"A hub?"

"Yes, a hub. defines a hub as, "the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate."

"Speaking of spokes, those spindly thing "radiating" out from the hub . . . did you count them? How many are there?


"Hmm. Interesting. What do the spokes attach to?"

"I don't know. The outside of the wheel."

 "That's called the rim. Do you have a Bible? Go get it and open it to the Book of Luke."

We've seen all of the clues of this little mystery in the dialog above. But we still need the final key, God's Word, and unlock our treasure."
"12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names:

14 Simon (whom he named Peter), Andrew (Peter’s brother), James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (who was called the zealot), 16 Judas (son of James), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him)." - Luke 5: 12-16
Now, with the Gospel in mind, look at the wheel picture again. Biblically, what does the rim represent. It's the Gospel! It's the Holy Spirit!
The hub rotates around the axle. The axle is God. The hub is Jesus Christ. The spokes are disciples and the rim, well, that's the Holy Spirit. It surrounds us disciples and interacts between the entire wheel and the world, the earth, the unsaved.

As long as you have your Bibles out, turn to Genesis 22. The story of Abraham and Isaac actually a New Testament story, hidden in plain sight. Can you find the hidden meaning in the Old Testament text as it reveals to us a New Testament story? Examine the clues. Solve the mystery.

May the Wheel In The Sky keep on turning.

Finding The Treasure - National Treasure
Wheel In The Sky - Journey

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