There’s a famous quote that goes “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.” While that may be true at the opera, it doesn’t apply to life.
Many situations look final. Failure, disease, and death itself leave us feeling hopeless. It seems that there is nothing more we can do, and sadly that is sometimes the case. The faithful are not immune from this malady either. The Bible is filled with examples of those who received a promise from God but never saw it fulfilled. Moses, Abraham, Sampson, Jeremiah, John The Baptist all come to mind just off the top of my head. No doubt devout men and women today face the same plight.
It’s important to remember, then, that the very last word in the last book of scripture is “Amen”, which means “So be it”, and that most of what’s recorded in that work takes place in another realm. Yes, the Almighty gets to say his piece before anything comes to an end. And the conclusion of many matters may not take place on Earth or anywhere that’s visible to mankind.
Terrible things happen, both large and small. That’s just how it is. But even then it ain’t over. Not until God in heaven says “Amen.”
Good times, tough times, accomplishments,failures, duties, pains and pleasures come and go like the cycles of the moon. The length of any given cycle works according to God’s timetable, not ours. As Louis L’Amour said, “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”