June 8, 2023

The End Will Be Better Than the Beginning

That’s not always the case with movies, but do you long for Christ’s return and what Heaven will be like?

Endings are hard, because we can’t conceive of anything greater than the greatest aspects of our present experiences. We think heaven and the consummation will sort of be one constant amalgamation of all the best stuff of this life—or at least a little bit better. That’s hogwash. Rubbish compared to what truly is to come. And yet, we can only receive this truth by eyes of faith—not in any way with eyes of sight. We humans have a hard time conceiving of something better, something greater, something so far exceedingly abundantly above all that we could even ask or think, that we tend to settle for greatness we’ve already known. And let’s be honest, the greatness we’ve already known isn’t all that great to be the stuff of glory. It is after all, just a taste. When considering a mere taste, what child is permanently content licking the icing beaters when the cake is still forthcoming?

“No eye has seen nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor 2:9) Oh, we believe what is ahead, we hope for it and long for it. But we do not know the wonder the Lord has prepared for his children. Until then, any attempt at transcendent endings will always pale in comparison to what awaits the children of God.

Unsatisfying Endings
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