William Jennings Bryan said, “I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight–when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.”
When I read this I thought about the awesome mysteries surrounding God and I agree that there is a magnificence and mystery that is truly amazing and hard to grasp. Yet, we can understand that God has made Himself known to us.
In the most wonderful loving act of God we see that he desires more than we can know to have a relationship with us. Jesus is that expression of love and the very key to unlock all the mystery surrounding God. Jesus once told the disciples, “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” So the next time you want to discover a “mystery” about God, look to Jesus and see what God is like.