God the Great Magician ~ Dear Miss Mormon

Monday, May 4, 2015

God the Great Magician

Dear Miss Mormon,
Is God a man with magical powers?

"Never show anyone. They'll beg you and they'll flatter you for the secret, but as soon as you give it up... you'll be nothing to them."--The Prestige

Dear friend,

The term "magic" can often carry a negative connotation with it, one of deceit or trickery, fronts and smoke screens, dirty tricks and con artists-- all for the purpose of altering the audience's sense of reality and withholding the truth behind the curtain.

But magic has been used as a blanket explanation for all things unknown for a long time now. For centuries if something wasn't understood it was chalked up as magic...

So I guess, in a way, you could say God, rather than a man with magical powers, is the greatest magician.

There are so many mysteries that we still don't understand in regards to how or even why they happen. We don't see the mechanisms behind the scenes, we don't catch the subtle flick of the wrist or hidden trap door; but we watch, and wait, hoping to see the trick this time around.

But of all the magicians I would say God is the most open with His secrets. Knock and He will open right? Seek and you will find?

Its like we are the magician's apprentices, eager and ready to learn all his most magnificent acts but too prideful to start with a simple coin behind the ear trick or rabbit in a hat. First He asks us to turn to Him in good times and bad, then to keep His simplest of commandments, He gives us direction and guidance to help us along the way. Some of us get frustrated at this point, if He really is the greatest magician, why isn't He able to teach us the greatest of tricks? If He is all that the audiences say He is why won't He answer every question and dispel every doubt or fear? Why can't I know every mystery?

No matter His reasons, you're still left with a coin in one hand and a bunny in the other.

We are the apprentices and He the Magician. We have years of learning ahead and He sees what we cannot. Not everything is meant to be smoke screens and illusions, just line upon line, precept upon precept; in the hopes of one day standing on stage to perform for an audience of your very own.

with much love,
Miss Mormon


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