So I read the end of the story yesterday.
And the great and amazing and makes-me-smile part of reading the end of the story yesterday was that I read it on Easter morning.
Since January, I’ve been reading through the Bible. I’ve written about it before – the “Through the Bible in 90 Days” reading plan. And this year, Day 90 for me fell on Easter Sunday. Maybe it was coincidence. But I know that God knew that when I got to those last few chapters in Revelation about how the final victory plays out, I’d be reading it on the day we celebrate the victory that happened on the cross.
And it all made sense. I knew about Revelation, but reading it on Easter made me think of it in a new and fresh way.
Because of Calvary, the end of the story is possible. Reunions with saints who have gone before us. Satan and evil destroyed. Tears wiped away and suffering gone…forever. A new heaven and a new earth. Eternity with God.
Maybe I’ll make it a tradition to read the end of the story on Easter. And be reminded once again that the grave was not the end. The cross was not the end.
Easter morning was just the beginning.
Behold I make all things new. (Revelation 21:5)
And there shall be no more curse… (Revelation 22:3)
They shall see His face…(Revelation 22:4)
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”. And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation 22:21)