He is the Revealer of Mysteries…so why?
Some thoughts to encourage our devotion to Jesus
27 Daniel answered the king, “No wise man, medium, magician, or divinery is able to make known to the king the mystery he asked about. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these: 29 Your Majesty, while you were in your bed, thoughts came to your mind about what will happen in the future. The revealer of mysteriesac has let you know what will happen. 30 As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but in order that the interpretation might be made known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind. Daniel 2:27-30 CSB
I have asked you to keep on lifting your eyes up to Heaven as you go about your work, because hope encourages us to grasp the strong hand which God never ceases to reach out to us, to keep us from losing our supernatural point of view. Let us persevere even when our passions rear up and attack us, attempting to imprison us within the narrow confines of our selfishness; or when puerile vanity makes us think we are the center of the universe. I am convinced that unless I look upward, unless I have Jesus, I will never accomplish anything.
There is a tendency among us, whether age 2 or age 95, to ask why. The questions may differ, or may not, but it is as if we feel we have a right to know everything.
I wonder if what would come next is to render our opinion on what the answers are?
Or could our self-centerednesss and pride accept all that God reveals?
All of Daniels peers had been threatened that unless they not only interpreted the vision, but actuallyt discerned the vision, they would be put to death. They leaned on their wisdom, their tricks, and excused themselves saying it was beyond man’s ability, it required someone who had contact with the Divine, with the true God.
As Daviel enters, he praises the God who reveals mysteries, who reveals the Mystery.
It is the same concept that St. Josemaria spoke about, the necessity of God to reach out to us, to help us keep our mind on heavenly thoughts, (see Col. 3:1-4) He also explains that because of that hand of God, we can persevere, even when our desires are to control the situation, or when not understanding the situation is driving us crazy.
Our need is to look to Him, not for answers. Our need is to trust that when it is needed, God will provide those answers – as he did for Daniel, as He does for all those who walk with Him.
Including you and me…
Escrivá, Josemaría. Friends of God . Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.