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The End

I’m a sucker for a happy ending. As I kid, I cheated at Choose Your Own Adventure books. I read the end first then picked the path that led to happily ever after. Before I invest my time and emotional energy into a story, something in my heart wants to know it’s going to end well. I can deal with any number of twists and turns in the plot if I know it’s leading to something good.

Jesus understood this longing, and in Matthew 24, He gives a sneak peak what will happen when He returns. Like me flipping to the end of the book, Jesus reassures us that no matter how chaotic the circumstances might become -- sun darkening, stars falling, distressful days -- God is still in control.

Jesus’s promises will outlast heaven and earth. Nothing in life or death can harm those who belong to Him. We might face suffering now, but in the end of days we will share in His victory (Matthew 24:31). That’s why as Christians we live for more than just what we see on Earth. Our lives are not just confined to this place. One day, we’ll join Jesus in the ultimate happy ending -- an eternity where there is no death, suffering or pain. 


  • If Jesus came back tomorrow, would you be ready? Why or why not?
  • What would you do for God if you knew you couldn’t fail? If we truly believe that the same power that lived in Jesus lives in us, what’s to stop you from doing that very thing?


The Valley of Megiddo. Many scholars believe the final battle of Armageddon will occur here. 

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