Beginnings and endings

Better the end of a thing than its beginning. Patience is better than haughtiness. Ecc. 7:8

Well, actually, the planning and vision part at the beginning can be exciting and the end can be disappointing if the final product doesn’t live up to the vision. What is great about endings is that we often don’t see the whole story until the end. Crisis and conflict is no time to identify big themes or recognize the character arc that we are experiencing. It’s only when we look back from the ending that we see the story we’be been in all along. If we approach each new story with hope and let it unfold in God’s time, under His direction, we are more likely to be happy with the way it ends.

Lord, thank you for every beginning and ending.