My husband always laughs at me. Whenever I get a new book, I read the end of it so that I know how it ends.
He can't believe that I would want to wreck a new story by finding out how it all turns out. It would drive him nutty to know how it ends before he starts.
For me, I feel like I can handle whatever happens at the beginning and middle, as long as I know how it all turns out.
I still want all the details. I love to know all of the little steps and decisions that got them to that outcome. I just want the peace of knowing the outcome.
My chapters have brought me through many mountains and valleys, and I'd like to think that I have many more to experience.
And some days, I really question how I'm going to get through this. I don't know how that last little part of the chapter or story plays out, and it's hard. It's hard to take the next step when you don't trust your feet.
I don't know who needs to hear this today, but I know how this ends. I know who wins. Good will prevail. It may not be today, but at the very end, where it's important, good wins.
And for those of us who believe in Him, who believe he took our sins, paid the ultimate price and rose again. We know the end. God wins.
We know that all of these challenges and triumphs will pale in comparison to the prize we have waiting for us.
So friends, as we go about our days, I challenge you to remember that we know the end of the story. We know that love wins. And that is really all that you could ever ask for.