For authors, getting to write those two words is one of the best feelings ever! It means the book we’ve struggled through, shed tears for, lost sleep over, is finally finished.
Mostly, we authors know how the book will end when we begin the journey. Sometimes, the characters take over and move it in a different direction, but let’s face it, we write the characters, so we know the ending.
Have you ever wished you could know how things would end in real life? Like, will I get that job? Will I have two children or more? Will I live for a long time?
The future is something that can be exciting to contemplate as well as frightening.
Sometimes, I wish I could know those things while other times, I think it would be scary. As humans, we would want to try to intervene in God’s plan and fix things the way we want them to be.
So, for the most part, the future is hidden from us.
But did you know you can see parts of the future? It’s true. It’s right there in God’s word in the final chapter of the final book in the Bible.
Revelation 22 1-7 says,
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
What comforting words. I love the promises written in Revelation. While we can’t see into the future we’re facing right away, we can rest assured God has everything under control and there is a better future and a better world coming. . .one day.
Meanwhile we have to get on with the job. Jn. 13:31-35 New Commandment: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/john-1331-35-dr-priscilla-turner/