Don’t you love a good book? Fiction or non-fiction – written well, I can’t get enough. Especially the happy ending ones.
The book of John ends this way: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 NIV)
John wrote his first hand account of Jesus’ ministry on earth. He wrote down the things the Holy Spirit instructed him to write. But as he reflected on his finished work, there were so many things left unwritten. Enough to fill volumes. Because every single thing Jesus did while here, was a story in itself. A life story.
On this side of the timeline of John’s gospel I can confidently say, that the whole universe would not have room for all the books that could be written – because what Jesus did, did not end.
He’s still working. Still writing the story of you, of me. Countless souls whose lives He has impacted, each with a unique story of the Jesus who saves. John also wrote the last book of the Bible: Revelation. Towards the end of the last chapter Jesus says: “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:12-13 NIV)
Though the books we read here on earth end, Jesus’ story never does. And if you have Him as Lord & Savior, yours doesn’t either. What we have is not a happy ending – we have a glorious beginning that does not reach an end. Because forever, eternity, can’t end.
Time to let Jesus write our stories – let Him add our volume to the countless others. This story may have heartaches, adventures, pitfalls, failures, joys, excitement – but threaded through the story of every Jesus follower is this: HOPE. Because this life is just a beginning and its conclusion here on earth is not the end.
“The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” (1John 2:17 NIV)
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So glad that we can always have hope. The ending is guaranteed good for us!
Guarantee – that is so true – we need never wonder, just trust in the always new and never ending love of our Savior!
So grateful He is the Author of our stories. I am so glad this is only the beginning and our stories will live on. Blessings!
Our stories live on – so true – when we leave here we can leave a legacy of faith a story that lives in the hearts left behind – and our stories live on indefinitely as we are reunited with Jesus. Blessings as you walk in this truth…
I’m so thankful that God is writing my story and knew every chapter from eternity past. But I’m more thankful, as you reminded us, that the end is not really the end. It’s the beginning of forever! Blessings!
Isn’t it marvelous – a forever where our story goes on and on, because He delights in us. Blessings as you delight in Him…