Whether a story or a novel, a publication has at least one main character, usually a good guy, facing an obstacle. The story has three parts—a beginning, middle, and end. It is a journey to solve a problem that ends with a satisfactory conclusion.
The biblical journey begins with the first four words of Scripture in Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning, God…” People who loved God reacted in diverse ways and struggled to find answers. They were soothed hundreds of years later with the prophecy of Isaiah, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,” (Isaiah 7:14 Holy Bible, King James Version).
Jesus stabilized the middle of the story. John said of Jesus “…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life,” (John 3:15, King James Version). When Jesus was crucified, His disciples were certain that there would be no happy ending. Then, they remembered His words, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also,” (John 14:3, Holy Bible, King James Version).
Someday, we will look back on our heavenly journey and see the whole story—the beginning, the middle, and the end.
Prayer: Lord, give me strength to continue my heavenly journey until I see You. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore