Recently we watched the two part Docudrama, Code of a Killer, the true story of Sir Alec Jeffreys who developed techniques for genetic fingerprinting. DNA as we know it today. The story was quite amazing; it documented how they used Sir Alec’s almost untried theory to capture the murderer of two teenage girls.
Even though they explained the method of isolating genetic markers the information was largely lost on me. Thirty years ago Sir Alec thought it could be done and the detective in charge of the case, DCS David Baker, put all his faith in Sir Alec even though he himself was not sure how it all worked.
Nowadays of course we all just acknowledge the tracing of DNA as a fact; we who really don’t understand much about it just accept that it is so. It’s a mystery to us but it has been proven, so we believe it.
A couple of Sundays ago Pastor Mark Walker made the statement during the introduction of his message that he had learned to be content with a mystery. There are so many mysteries in this electronic age that we just accept, even though we don’t completely comprehend. We may not understand how our computer works or how we can be talking to someone across the globe within seconds of turning it on but we trust it will happen and we flick the switch.
One of the biggest mysteries to me is that an all knowing God created man fully aware that man would fail. He knew from the beginning that He would have to send Jesus to earth on a rescue mission. I don’t understand it but I know that if I believe it, a wonderful consciousness of its truth washes over me. It’s a mystery I am content with.