A Happy Ending
I know several people who love reading, but have a habit of turning to the final pages of a book to find out what happens in the end. Though tempted at times, I’ve never been one to do that myself. If I know how a story finishes, I don’t always have the motivation to push through the whole book.
However, I’m grateful that God, in His wisdom, chose to reveal some of how His great story will end.
The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever (Revelation 11:15).
If I didn’t know the story would end this way, some days on this earth would be absolutely unbearable. I might question the value and purpose of my existence. There would be times when I’d go beyond questioning God’s character, plans, and ways…I might even run out of hope.
We don’t know every detail of God’s eternal work, and we don’t need to – what He has revealed in His Word is sufficient to do His work (Deuteronomy 29:29). But we do know something. We know enough to know that the end is a happy one…a gloriously triumphant one.
Questions may arise as we journey toward that day – the day when all will be made right – when every knee will bow at the name of Jesus and every tongue will confess that He is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11). But as the questions come and go, and as the doubts surface and settle, let’s hold firm to the hope we have – hope that is ours because of His kindness in allowing us a glimpse into the end of the story.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall (finally!) see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).
He will reign for ever and ever.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Written by: Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry
"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11