Films in France have the same last image but saying, “La Fin.” The music swells, the lights come up and everyone moves toward the exit. There is no confusion. We all recognize the visual prompt on the screen. It is over. Some are glad it is over and can not wait to leave. Others wish the story would go on and on as they enjoyed it so much.
Our verse for today talks about the end of all things. We are told it will be soon. And because it will be soon, we are to be clear thinking, self restrained and alert for the purpose of prayer.
It is much easier to live like there is no ending. I can be lulled into thinking that everything will continue as it always has done. II Peter 3:4 predicts that there will be scoffers in the last days with exactly this attitude. I do not scoff at God’s Word saying there will be an end. But sometimes it is more comfortable not to think about it.
Knowing there is an end to all things should motivate me to consider what is really important. I love to have fun and distractions in my life. But there is a time for being serious and reflective. I do not want to miss the signs that the end is approaching. Just like the theater has visual cues that the film is over, so Scripture is full of prophetic signs that herald the end of time.
I want to be ready for that ending. It will usher in a new beginning with my Savior! And that will have no end!