Our mysterious life …

“All of our praise rises to the One who is strong enough to make you strong, exactly as preached in Jesus Christ, precisely as revealed in the mystery kept secret for so long…” but now an open book through the prophetic Scriptures.” Romans 16:25

Last night I saw the remake of the 1974 movie “Murder on the Orient Express,” a screenplay from Agatha Christie’s book by the same title.The reviews were mixed–too long, stayed too far from the book, weak characters. Perhaps many of these comments were made by comparing the 1974 movie to the 2017 version. I had not seen the other and enjoyed the film.

I’ve spent most of my life avoiding murder mysteries because of the topic of murder. It always made my belly hurt, and I couldn’t find anything entertaining in seeing blood and guts on the screen or reading about crime in a book. However, this last year I’ve been exposed to British murder mysteries on Netflix. I struggle with the actual murder scene, but I’m enthralled by the way the screenwriters develop the “who did it” and the characters. My favorite is Father Brown, Catholic priest whose great intuition and use of psychology solves the murders, much to the chagrin of Detective Mallory.

Life itself is a mystery. From birth to the grave, our lives take many twists and turns, detours, and mountain-top experiences. We need to be ready for whatever is next on our faith journey.

Lord, help us grow our faith to solve the mysteries in life. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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