Thursday, August 2, 2012
Spoilers (No Dark Knight Spoilers Included)
No one likes spoilers.
Whether seeing a movie or reading comic books, no one likes a good ending being spoiled. There is something about not being able to have the story unfold the way it was meant to that sickens our stomachs. Knowing the ending before seeing it is almost worse then never even seeing the ending at all.
Christians might struggle with this.
We already know the ending: WE WON!!! CHRIST IS RISEN!!! The death and resurrection the ending and beginning of both ours and Christ's lives has already been spoiled for us. Not only that, we also know that because Christ died and then rose, we will be risen too. Jesus has already beat Satan. No matter what happens at the end of the world, God wins and we will be safe.
The Christian ending is the sweetest victory that anyone could ever taste. It is a proclamation that rings like a beautiful suite through one's ears. It is a treasure that one should store in their heart while simultaneously generously giving it away to the rest of the world. The news is too good to ever be spoiled.
Now, all we have to do is sit back and watch as the story of the world unfolds the way that God has always meant it to. We have the opportunity to trust in Him. Even though we know already the ending, just like Christopher Nolan's movies, we enjoy watching it (we'd probably even see it again and again). And, also like one of Nolan's movies, God has plenty of surprises to keep us wondering what's coming next.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,
We already know the sweet sweet ending that God has in store for us,
Now, all we have to do is (actively) watch.
And, since this spoiler cannot really spoil,
We can excitedly spread the word of the Gospel.
Instead of ruining peoples' endings,
We will be fixing them.
This has been part of the Dark Knight Series