Our Glorious End

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Life is a progression from birth to death.

There’s an old cryptic challenge that asks us to name what goes about on all fours in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs at sunset.

Of course, the answer is a man. As a baby, he crawls. As an adult, he walks on two legs. As an old man, he must use a cane to help him get about.

Our progression in life doesn’t feel like it comes to a good end, not when our bodies begin to betray us, our minds slip in and out of our control, and our finances no longer stretch to cover the month.

So, where’s our glorious end? It’s certainly not in the length of our days. That’s too depressing to consider.

1 Corinthians 2:9 reveals what God has in store for us.

“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’—”

Our good end comes . . . drum roll . . . not in this life, but in the next.

We haven’t seen the incredible things God has prepared for us. This verse says we can’t even imagine it. It’s too grand, too glorious, too magnificent for us to comprehend.

Now back to the human side of who we are. Children want to be adults. They see that as an improvement in their lives, and it is. As adults, all possibilities are within our grasp. What we can’t afford to overlook is what’s really good about being a Christian: the life God has prepared for us when we meet him in the sky. That wonderful foreknowledge will sustain us in our old age.

Let’s raise our hands and shout! We can begin our good time right now!

When God promises us a good end, he really means it.

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