Our Outstanding End

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We all start the same, unformed and newly aware of the world around us.

Our life’s journey takes us along different avenues. Some of us travel tree-lined and shady streets, and others struggle along sunbaked and tortuous boulevards.

You may be flush with cash, or you may be broke.

You may have an Ivy League degree, or your chops may come through your experience.

Rolls-Royce or minivan. Haute couture or the dollar rack. Fine dining or fast food.

When we get to the end, none of it matters. As we face our transition from this world to the next, our only concerns will be the final hug of a loved one, our next breath, and the rest we hope to find.

Revelation 7:15-17 says we can look forward to an outstanding upgrade to what began many years before at our birth.

“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Our upgrades include:

  • We will hunger and thirst no more. Essentially, our desires will be met, fully and without exception.
  • The sun will not strike us, nor any scorching heat. Hardships will be a thing of the past. We will have no more worries.
  • We will drink at springs of living water. We will receive strength and nourishment from an eternal source.
  • Every tear will be wiped from our eyes. Sorrows? Heartaches? Abusive experiences? All gone, completely forgotten, and as if they never were.

Presently we’re on a path, a journey. We’re traveling from one place to another, our beginning to our end. If we wind up with the Father, we’ve found our success in Our Outstanding End.

Jesus wants us along, and in him, our journey is sweet.

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