The End Is Only The Beginning

I love books, and while my collection is widely varying all the books have one thing in common.

The end is set before we begin start reading them. The outcome has already been determined by the pen of the author, and all depending upon the actions of the characters, they either end up in triumph or in utter defeat. Even more acutely than any author, God knows the end from the beginning!

Jesus’ life story clearly illustrates that truth. Though He knew what would happen to Him, He realized the end wasn’t really the “end” at all! It was truly only the beginning! “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” (Matthew 20:18-19)

God knows our end from the beginning, we have truly nothing to fear. We may not always like what we are going through, especially if suffering is involved. Jesus has planned our new home for eternity, and all of our tribulations on earth are but temporary inconveniences, that can be compared to a blink of the eye when compared to eternity. As the story of Jesus’ earthly life was drawing to a close the effect of his life was just taking hold. A change that would transform his closest friends and generations of faithful followers since.

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