In the morning. From heaven. With the dew. Small. Fine. Round. White. As frost. As coriander seed. Solid. Its appearance like that of bdellium. Its taste like that of fresh oil. Its taste like that of wafers with honey. Good for making cakes. A mystery. What is it?
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During His last visit to Jerusalem, He was surrounded by many people who endeavoured to ensnare Him with puzzling and crafty questions related to religion, politics, belief, and the law (Matthew 21:23-22:46). He answered each question wisely, and then He asked: “What do you think concerning the Christ? Whose son is He?” (Matthew 22:42). This question touches Christ’s person, which is a mystery, the most perplexing matter in the universe. This question of questions must be answered by everyone.
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Suppose you have a large container of juice. In order for people to drink and enjoy the juice, you must first find a way to dispense the juice from the container to them. The best way is to pour the juice into clean cups and then distribute it among the people who are present. It is then possible for the juice that is in the container to be received by people so that it enters into them to be enjoyed by them.
This is a picture of how God carries out His economy.
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At this time of year a question that is often posed is, “What can I give to him or her?” The hunt is on for gifts that are unique and thoughtful, intimate and witty, or sweet and cute. Up and down the country, people are looking for perfect gift ideas so that special gifts can be given to family and friends. But what is the best gift for her? What is the best present for him? The answer lies not only with the gift itself, but even more with the giver.
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Is Jesus God, or is Jesus man? Or is He both, a God-man? As one of the most complicating matters in the New Testament, let us spend more time to enter into this marvelous mystery—the mingling of God with man for our experience and enjoyment of the Triune God in His dispensing.
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