Job 12:22 ~ “He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deep darkness into light.”
Sometime in the distant past someone left a huge set of antlers on the floor of a shed out back of a homestead in Houghton County Michigan. When it was found many decades later it was partially buried in the dirt floor of the shed. When the homestead owner, George, was asked about the buck he couldn’t remember anything about it. His 90+ years had not been easy on George’s memory and having been a bachelor for his entire life, there was no one else to ask. The antlers would remain a mystery, maybe forever.
There are many sets of antlers around North American that are a mystery. Many of them have been researched for years, with no answers… yet. The “Dreamland Buck” was found in an area that had produced very few bucks that qualify for Boone and Crockett, so their enormous size adds to the mystery. With over 200 inches of score they are one of the biggest ever killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, if in fact that’s where it was grown and died.
We face many mysteries in life and we rarely find the answers. One of the greatest mysteries of the ages is the meaning of life. If you don’t believe in the God that created you and I and everything else then there is no answer to that question. But for those that believe that there is a God that created us, there is an answer to this question.
God created all men and women to be part of His family. We are created to be His children and He has given us each a chance to be just that. When Adam and Eve committed the first sin, it put a distance between mankind and God. Satan, the thief, created a crevice that men and women could not cross.
God answered the question of the mystery when He sent His Son to bridge that gap between man and God. Now there is no mystery. The mystery of the Dreamland Buck may never be solved, but the question of the meaning of life no longer has to be a mystery. Jesus answered that question in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Written by: Dean Hulce
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