Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Have you ever become engrossed in a good book?

Someone recently said, "The problem with reading a good book is that you want to finish the book but you don't want to finish the book."

I get that!

Any David Baldacci novel is like that for me. I can't stop at the end of a chapter, I have to keep reading.

I want to finish the book!

But I don't want to finish the book!

The writing is so good, the characters so well-developed and likeable, that I want to finish reading the whole story, but then I want the story to continue.

Such is the work of a master story teller.

There's another book that tells a far greater story, with even more remarkable characters, that is a real page-turner. It's the Bible. It tells the greatest story of all, the story of God. So incredible is this story that you want to finish the book but you don't want to finish the book.

Here's the good, and truly unique news about this book: the story will go on forever!

That's right. You see, unlike a great novel, the Bible isn't a work of fiction that, at some point, must end. Instead, the Bible tells the true story of a real God, and His story goes on beyond the end of the book. Even after everything in this work of non-fiction becomes reality, the story will continue to go on, and on, and on, and on .... forever!

You're a part of that story. God wants you to be with Him long past the end of this human experience, and to be an intimate part of His everlasting story. Jesus said, "When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am" (John 14:3).

Are you prepared for Christ's return? Are you ready to enter into the everlasting story of walking with God?

Scotty

No comments:

Post a Comment