A Mystery Revealed...
For anyone who enjoys a "good mystery," or "good puzzle," the enjoyment lies in
a) Having to use mental function to try to 'figure out" the mystery before it is revealed and/or
b) Having that "aha" moment once the mystery has in fact been revealed. EX: "oh man, how did I not know it was Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick?" or, "how did I not get the answer to that crossword puzzle clue?"
In reading and reflecting on Ephesians chapter 3, where the Apostle Paul writes about a great mystery, that God's grace, offered through the sacrifice of Jesus was for everyone, defied the basic presmise of a mystery, as outlined above. It was not a mystery that many were trying to figure out, and more confusingly, the "answer" created more of a "wha'?" reaction then an "aha."
The idea of a God who is near, and offering a relationship with all people would've been quite a head scratcher. And the "big reveal" comes by way of a Jewish carpenter, defying all expectations of a coming Messiah, while at the same time fulfilling all prophecy concerning himself. What a wonderful paradox and great mystery!
John 1:5 tidies it up like this: "And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
The only mystery that remains is how do we respond to God's great outpouring of love?