Thursday, September 4, 2008

the rest of the story

There are many unknowns about the Lord.  There are many questions we'd like answers to.  There are many things about this life that we just don't understand.  But then each of us is a relative newcomer to eternity and our perspective is limited to our knowledge, experience and our nature.  I sometimes think that our perspective is like that of a character in a novel.  Within our personal novels, we are the central figures and we assume that our books will have happy endings.  And as we live out our personal stories it's easy for us to think that we are more than a character...we think we are writing the story too!  And then we wonder why our stories don't play out the way we'd have written the script.  Fortunately we have an opportunity to meet the actual author. We find that we are part of a much greater book.  Chapter one of this book was written long ago and we are one of many characters.  I suppose many of our unanswered questions are due to the limits of the scenery and circumstances of the current chapter we're in.  At some point, the Lord will move us on to the next chapter and our perspective will broaden.  We're grateful that the author has introduced Himself to us and we are beginning to find out that His story is even more interesting than our own.
John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this."
Rob Smith

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