Tootsie Roll: The Mysteries of God

Chris Jones by Chris Jones

Lesson Four

As children, I believe we were all confronted with one basic mystery of life.  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

According to Tootsie Roll, since the question was originally asked in 1970, “(they) have received more than 20,000 letters from children around the world who believe they have solved the mystery”  Interestingly, even Tootsie Roll conducted experiments, concluding: “It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know.”

None-the-less, each child who sends a letter, claiming to have the answer, receives a certificate from Tootsie Roll, congratulating them for unraveling the mystery.

I often wonder about the mysteries of God.  I marvel at this world, and am challenged by Genesis’ creation story.  Was there really a fish that swallowed Jonah?  Did Jericho’s walls really fall at the shouts of God’s people?  Where is Heaven?  When will we go there?  Do we really play host to angels without knowing it?

The more I search for answers, the more I realize it’s not about whatever conclusions I might reach.  It’s about the worship that my effort is to him.  Regardless, I hear him saying to keep on “licking”.  After all, the journey to the center is sweet.


Posted on January 4, 2014, in Chris Jones, Christianity and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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