With-in five minutes of sitting down to watch a hallmark movie, I know the end of the movie. So why do I watch them? 1. Karen enjoys them and I enjoy time with her. 2. They are clean movies. 3. The journey from the beginning to the end is interesting. There are always challenges that the characters overcome to reach that wonderful ending.
As believers, we also know the wonderful ending. It is the journey that can make the difference for those who are watching our story.
1 Peter 1:17-21 (NIV)
17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.