Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
— Philippians 1:6
Once a man went to see a play in three acts. He came back and recommended it to a friend and said, “It was a marvelous play. You will just love it. It is so uplifting and exhilarating. You will be greatly encouraged.” So his friend went to see it.
The next day the man saw his friend and said, “Well, how did you like it?” “How did I like it? I hated it. I thought it was just terrible. How could you possibly have thought that a play like that was good? Why, the child was kidnapped, the father lost his job, and the mother was in the hospital. I was terribly depressed. How could you possibly have thought that a play like that was good?” The man said, “But that’s not the way it ended.” Then his friend said, “Oh, I don’t know how it ended. I got so depressed I left after the second act.”
Well, my friends, there is a final act to life. We pass through a curtain that leads us to the final act of the drama of God’s redemption. Without our belief in that we could not believe that all things will ultimately work together for our good. If you’re a Christian, God is at work in your life. Paul promises that He who began a good work in us will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. This good news puts everything in our lives in perspective and gives us great hope for those who are now fallen away from the truth.