I know people who read the end of the book before they glance at the first page. I don’t. In fact, if I get a glimpse of the end of the book accidentally, it ruins it for me. I don’t like knowing a piece of the final chapter because I spend the rest of the book trying to figure out how what I’m reading fits with the bit I saw at the end. I can’t enjoy the story, and if you know me at all, you know I love a good story.
There’s only one exception to my “I don’t want to know the ending” rule. It’s when it comes to the Book. When it comes to reading my Bible, I love camping out in Revelation because I find out how all the misery, pain, and heartache is going to be made right. I find out Who wins and how to be on the winning team!
I mentioned not long ago that I started a summer study of Beth Moore’s Here and Now … There and Then: A Lecture Series on Revelation. Our memory verse for that study is the verse I’m working on now, and I love it because it gives me hope. On the hard days I cling to that hope with all I’ve got.
“They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 17:14 (NIV1984, emphasis added)
Please share the verses God is using to speak to your heart with Rebecca and me! Leave a comment or link up here or at Mom’s Mustard Seeds. We love to hear how the Word is at work!