Monday, 31 December 2012 03:30


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puzzle-pieces“ The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”  G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

My wife Karon, and my girls have a tradition when we are on vacation. They won’t do it any other time but every vacation they love to pour a whole box of cardboard pieces over the whole kitchen table in our beach condo and go at it. I am always amazed at how Karon will be so persistent to go through those tiny pieces of cardboard and put them together for a beautiful scene.

I am rather reluctant to join in but she can usually draw the girls in enough to complete the task. However, I do get involved in the proverbial missing piece search. You know what I am talking about, if you have ever done a jigsaw puzzle. There is always one or two pieces that just disappear. You look under the couch cushions, beneath the chairs and wherever you happened to open the box for the first time. Sometimes I wonder if they didn't put it in the box on purpose just to make the puzzle last longer or more difficult. Sometimes I wonder if Drew hid it somewhere just to see us go through the search. Never the less, the search goes on because we all want to see the FULL picture. We want to see it made WHOLE, COMPLETE.

There is something that was hidden for generations. In fact the whole Old Testament period of time it was never revealed. It was hidden for good reason but now it’s made known. The bible refers to it as “The mystery”, the “mysterion” in the original language.

Enigma, puzzling, difficult to comprehend on the surface, this is what the mysterion was to the enemy.

It was God’s secret weapon, predestined before time began. It is God’s strategic move on the chess board of life to say “check mate” to the enemy.

Come join us at the gathering and discover more implications to just how this mystery has and is unfolding.

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Todd Hadley

Todd and Karon came to Charleston in 1998 in a denominational setting. There they began to have vision for church as we know it to change. The Lord placed people around them who were receiving similar revelation and who stood with them through the storms of doubt, disillusionment, and opposition. Out of this divine discomfort with institutional religion, the word came that the Lord was calling them to a new work. They realized they were in for quite a ride with Jesus.

Todd and Karon both grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and they were married in 1988. They have four children, Drew, Gabrielle, Hannah, and Lydia, all of whom worship and minister along side the whole of New Heart with the deep love of Christ.

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