Ok, writers. To be in tip top shape, it’s good to use your brain. 🙂 There. Now the post pertains to a main purpose of this blog. Really, though, I want to tell you a riddle!!
There are some very famous riddles, of course. We might not start with naming the riddle-off between Bilbo and Gollum, although I wouldn’t blame you if your thoughts went there. There’s the riddle of the Sphinx—certainly a great one.
Anyway, the one I want to talk to you about stems from Samson. From Judges 14:14:
“Out of the eater came something to eat.
Out of the strong came something sweet.”
Think about that. Maybe don’t take a full three days, but give it some consideration.
Now, granted, the Philistines wickedly cheated and answered as Samson himself may have:
“What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?”
But, folks, there are things sweeter than honey. There is strength that far exceeds a lion. Do you see where I’m going yet? 🙂
On this, a week commemorating one of the holiest of weeks, what is sweet?
Sure, you can jump to Revelations 10 and say a little apocryphal scroll and I’ll give it to you. There’s even Ezekiel, who ate another sweet scroll (Ezekiel 3:3). But GOD’S WORD is sweeter than honey and stronger than a lion! “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103).
My answer for riddle is still a little different . . .
Ready for it?
The Blood of Christ under the wine of Communion! Out of the eater something to eat, out of the strong something sweet!
I know, I know. I shouldn’t read Scripture back into passages clearly fulfilled. Still, I can’t help but wonder if Jesus smiled a little, knowing the blessings and ironies to come. 🙂
Again, Blessed Holy Week! And, feel free to leave me jokes or riddles in the comments. It’s so rare that I can think of them, to be honest, but I sure love to laugh out loud!