Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, LORD of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. (NIV)
Recently I was reminded of a time in my pre-teens when I was at a slumber party; we were going to use the Ouija board that night for the very first time!
We pulled the Ouija board off the shelf and turned out the lights. Too curious to let fear get in the way, we collectively placed our fingertips on the rolling pointer. There were goosebumps and nervous giggles.
One half of the Ouija board was printed with the alphabet and the words Yes and No; on the other side were numbers. The object of the game was to call up a spirit from the dead (!) who would answer any question you cared (or dared) to ask. It was like a seance, and we were entranced. We had questions like, “Who does Sarah like?” “How did you (oh Answering Spirit) die?” and, “Do you know my great great grandmother?”
We had no clue we were reenacting Genesis 3. “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3: 4-5) We discoursed with death because there were things we wanted to know...
At that age, I was an agnostic. My family didn’t go to church; my dad was an atheist and my mom was more of a believer in good luck and bad luck and her horoscope. I had great disdain for people who went to church and said they could find the answers to their questions in the Bible. However, I was a wholehearted believer in the power of the Ouija board!
Why is it that we’d rather put our trust in a twisted word or a mysterious message? Why is it easier to believe that we’ll be safe if we keep from crossing the path of a black cat, than by putting our trust in the plain and straightforward word of God? What IS it about the veil?
Maybe the idea that we have the means to lift the veil gives us an illusion of control? We can keep our hand in the game.
The word of God is plain and easy to read; if you read it in the dark, it turns on the light. It is written in the heart language of every human being on the planet. It is written ON the planet, IN creation. There is no mystery about it, no need to disturb the dead with inquiries. The word can pierce the veil and bring the dead to life. No question.