When I read a novel, each time I have to put my e-reader away, I find myself musing on the story, wondering how problems or issues among the characters will be resolved, bringing the happy ending I know is ahead. Rarely do I question the nature of the ending or that two characters in a romance will resolve their challenges; I just don't know the details of how that will take place.
Yesterday, as my mind engaged in its usual thinking about the story, at times imagining that it might work this way, or maybe that way, I finally tired of the effort and reminded myself that "the author has it all worked out."
Now, if any of my readers (or should I say, either) insists on reading only the most intellectually or even spiritually profound writings, such reader(s) will be excused for checking out early. I'm not sure if what follows is profound, or not.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews wrote, in 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. . . ."
Paul wrote in Philippians 1:6 that "he who began [authored?] a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ."
Consider, also, Genesis 1:1-27, which begins--as I think almost everyone knows--"In the beginning God created. . . ." That is echoed in John's account of the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made, and without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men" (1:1-4).
It all began with God, and when I get nervous about our future financial security or fearful of seriously advancing age, I need to remember that the Author has it all worked out. Whatever comes, He already knows and sees how He will work it into the tapestry of my life, of Bruce's life and our life together. And the story has a very happy ending, for those who have put their faith in Him.
It's a beautiful love story from beginning to end.