Mystery and Wonder of Life: Take Time To Pause and Savor

Mystery is the prompt word for Day 7 of the #FiveMinuteFriday #10daywritingchallenge. Rhymezone gives as one of its definitions:

  • something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained


Photo taken at Redington Beach, FL.


One of the first things that came to mind as I thought of the prompt was this poem I wrote several years ago about life.



Life is a Mystery


Life is a mystery

We never know what is coming

Maybe this is a blessing

Can we embrace it without fear?

Would we rather run and hide?


Life is a mystery

We are so small and frail

Where do we fit in?

Can we enjoy it?

How do we find peace?


Life is a mystery

We can trust in One who knows

Quiet ourselves and listen

So much to explore

What will we discover?


Life is a mystery

What are it’s secrets?

Where do we start?

Let’s open our eyes

Let’s relish every minute


And thank God we are alive! 



Yes, at times life is definitely a mystery. And I am thankful that it is. I don’t think I would always want to know what is coming next. When I trust in God I don’t have to worry, even when hard things come. I know that He will be with me through it and that He understands.





The Mystery of God in Three Persons

God is a mystery to us. So there is no way we could understand everything about Him. He is a God in three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Therefore it is something we take by faith, a faith that He gives us.


Jesus, the Son, left the glory of heaven to experience life as a human being. Therefore, He felt all the range of emotions that we do. He was made like us in every way, but He was still God.


It is also a mystery that the great Creator, the God of the universe loved us enough to die – not for His sins, because He didn’t have any – but for our sins. But dying alone would not save us; He had to conquer death, which he did.


mystery of Jesus


He gloriously rose from the dead and appeared to many after that. Before He finally left earth He spent a lot of time with his disciples and promised to be with them always. He promised that a Comforter would come.


The Holy Spirit is that Comforter Jesus promised. He is the One who helps us understand the Scriptures and prays for us when we have no words.


Romans 8:26-27 (CSB)

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


Wonder Like Children

There is so much mystery in life, in all of creation, that it should evoke a sense of wonder. I, for one, am very thankful for life even with all its unknown.


Because of the mystery, we, like children, can ask questions and approach everything with curiosity and a desire to learn about the world around us.


So, if we take time to slow down and wonder, it might help reduce our stress levels and help us relax more.


Then we can join with all nature in praise to God, our loving Father.


I’m linking up with: #TellHisStory, #AffirmingFridays with Marvia Davidson, #Grace&Truth

9 thoughts on “Mystery and Wonder of Life: Take Time To Pause and Savor

  1. Dear Gayl,
    It was such a beautiful gift to hear you speaking aloud your poetry today! Thank you for bringing the wonder and positive side to the mystery of this life. Sometimes we only think of the fearful side of mystery, but truly there is such a beauty in letting God unfold the mystery before us. I love seeing your website refresh here today also! Blessings, love, and hugs! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, I’m so glad you enjoyed my reading of the poem. I should probably do that more often. Yes, there is definitely a fearful side to the mystery of life, but I like to focus on the beauty and wonder. Thanks for all your encouragement! Blessings and love to you! xoxo

  2. Beautiful poetry Gayl!
    Yes, indeed many of the things of the God are a mystery to us but His love for us isn’t… Because He has revealed to us…how amazing is that! 😀
    Bless you,

  3. This is a beautiful poem and encouraging post, Gayl. Your voice, too. 🙂 I love all your inflection. Thank you for sending me hope today. Love and blessings to you!

  4. My sister and I were commenting today how we had no clue what was about to hit us just a few short weeks ago (even though we were watching China).

    This: “We never know what is coming
    Maybe this is a blessing” – yes, maybe so!

    Praying you’re doing well, Gayl.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. I’m doing pretty well. God’s Word is a great comfort to me. And yes, I think it is a blessing that we don’t know the future. But it is true that God knows and we can trust Him. Blessings to you! xo

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