“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV
Everyone loves a happy ending. Not only a happy ending but a ridiculous, improbable everyone makes it out alive happy ending. Hollywood generates billions of dollars a year from our need for a good story. The movie makers pelt us with previews and slather us with buzz hoping that we will buy into their shtick that heroes really win. But it wasn’t Hollywood that came up with this idea. It was God.
“Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water…”
John 4:6-7 KJV
This was an improbable story with an unlikely ending. Jesus told his disciples that he needed to go through Samaria. He had an appointment with a woman that was preoccupied with wrong things and her greatest concern was filling up the same empty jug day after day. She had suffered through a series of failed relationships and undoubtedly felt that life would never change. She was armed with an argument while she stared the answer in the face. It was no accident that God leaned against that well. At the end of the story, the woman leaves her mundane task behind to tell the entire city about the God that came to visit her.
Moses led two million Hebrews out of Egypt with an ordinary stick but with an extraordinary God.
David defeated a giant with common sling but with an uncommon God.
One definition of mercy is the compassionate treatment of those in distress. Do you have any problems? Are you faced with any impossibilities? Have you ever made a mistake or sinned against God? Then you qualify for God’s mercy.
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
There is only one prerequisite for experiencing the mercy of God and that’s to have a distress in your life. Failure. Mistakes. Sin. These things qualify for His mercy. God never intended on us being satisfied with subsistence living and a mundane existence. He has much greater things in store. He is the author and finisher of our faith. God has a happy ending in store for you.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the hearts of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
I Corinthians 2:9 KJV
God has put eternity in our hearts! He has created a longing in us for more than this world can offer. Why not allow Him to pen your story!