We all like happy endings. Happy endings to the story we’re reading, happy endings to the surgery or sickness of a loved one or acquaintance…and so on.
As the year 2015 draws to an end, and we look back and recount the ways of God in each of our lives, it is good to realize that amidst the normal ups and downs, joys and sorrows and difficulties, there is a happy ending when we know the one who is the “Beginning and the End.” No matter what happens in our lives we know that He loves and cares, and that in the end we will be with Him in that place of unending happiness.
In the meantime He knows “the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:10). As one year ends and another one begins, we can trust our Lord who knows the past, present, and future. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
“The Lord thy God careth…from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year” (Deuteronomy 11:12).