Cliffhangers – Friday, May 21, 2021

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – Philippians 1:6

 

“Mom, if you were to write a story about your life, would you want it to be a page-turner or a cliffhanger?” Nellie asked.  “My that’s some kind of question.  Why?” the mother inquired.  “It’s an assignment for my creative writing class, to ponder the preferred classification.”  “Very interesting.  Let me think on it.   So what are you leaning towards, a page-turner or a cliffhanger?”  “Possibly a cliffhanger, creating an expectation that something major is going to happen!” Nellie exclaimed.  “Like my expectation that you’ll one day tidy up your room,” the mother said jokingly.

When reading through the New Testament, such as Romans, Corinthians, and Galatians, it’s quite easy to forget that the writer of these cherished Books was once a persecutor of Christians.  Yes, apostle Paul, formerly Saul: “… made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women, committed them to prison” (Acts 8:3).  But, despite where his story was going, God had planned a major revision: Saul was transformed from a villain to Paul the saint.

Apostle Paul is a very important illustration of how God can change the most hardened heart.  Because it doesn’t matter our age, gender, race, or social status, God isn’t finished with our story.  Thus, we should walk in the expectation that our best chapters have yet been written.