I’ll admit it. I like knowing the results of the Olympic events before they air. I actually search for the results on Twitter and other news outlets. I enjoy knowing how it all turns out. And yet I still watch. I watch in comfort knowing how it ends.
Maybe that’s because in my daily life and work I don’t know how things are going to turn out. In real life things are not always tied up so neatly with a nice little bow and a happy ending. Things aren’t always so tidy. There’s enough suspense in every day life. I don’t need it in my entertainment, too. I like knowing how it all turns out.
Now living in the land of Disney reminds me that, like all Disney movies, there is evil in the world. But it all turns out well in the end. At Disney, there is always a happy ending.
That may seem somewhat simplistic. But I’ve walked out to enough gravesides to know that life is tough. It is often pretty sad. We need all the joy in life we can get, as the Lord allows.
I guess that’s one of the great things about being a Christian. It’s one of the reasons I wish all my friends, neighbors, and acquaintances were.
We know the end of the story. This life is filled with sadness, sorrow, frustration, trouble, and hardship. And, yet, there is also plenty in life to be happy about and in which to rejoice. For that I am thankful.
But I am most thankful that the end of the only story that really matters is a happy ending. Being saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ means that as sad as the end may seem for those left behind, for me the end will only be a new and wildly incredible beginning.
Everything will be new, good, and perfect. There will be no more endings.
It’s fun knowing how it will all end.
Do you like knowing ahead of time how Olympic events, or anything else, ends?