We received a lot of questions at the Bookstore. Customers thought that because my employees worked there and I owned it that we had read every single book in the place. We were all big readers, but there was no possible way we could read that many books. Customers would ask for the best fiction book we had. The newest book we had. Not all questions were about our books. Kids and adults quizzed us. One question we often got was if Adam had a belly button? Hmmmm, I don’t know, but I would say yes. Another question was how Noah kept all of the animals alive on the ark. Another question was if the King James was the true, original Bible. Actually, it wasn’t. Biblical type questions were the norm, and we were not Bible scholars. Just Bible lovers.
We one day a middle aged woman came in and browsed the fiction section. I noticed her thumbing through several books. Finally she brought one to the counter to check out. My employee said that she wanted to speak to the person in charge. I greeted her and asked how I could help her. She had a question that no one had ever asked before. “If I don’t like the ending may I return the book for a refund?” she sincerely asked.
Wow. I couldn’t do that. I hadn’t read that book. It might have a sad ending. I ran a bookstore not a library. When I declined she said that she couldn’t take a chance on buying something that might make her unhappy or upset. She left without buying the book.
It made me think about my life. When it is over, am I going to be pleased with the story and ending? Will it be complete? Is God going to be pleased? Will He say “well done, good and faithful servant” or will He be unhappy? I still have time to change my story and my ending.
What about you? When the last page of your story is read will it be a happy ending? Are you a good and faithful servant? There is still time if not. Abba allows second chances. He allows many more “do overs” than just one. All it takes is to repent and begin anew to change or exchange your ending.
If you are unsure of your story’s ending and it is a blank page, now is the time to start rewriting it. Recommit to the Lord. He will help you live the story that He wrote for you. Your ending will be what God desires. Will you like it? You betcha! It won’t be bad, but good. Are you ready?
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” Matt. 25:21 NIV