There can be good things about the last of something. Last mortgage payment. Last time you make that particular mistake. Last day at a hated job.
But for me, last usually denotes a finality I’m not excited about.
The last day of a loved ones earthly life. My child’s last day home before college or a move. My last baby. The last ice cream sundae. You know, the last of the important things. The things you’ve cherished.
But what if “last” wasn’t such a bad thing? What if “last” was really just the “first” of something much better? [←tweet this]
Instead of my son’s last day home, it’s his first day of a new chapter, the first day of a new adventure.
Instead of the last day I’ll see that loved one, death might usher in their first day without suffer (and certainly will result in a better place for believers).
Instead of my last baby, it’s my first chance to pursue other opportunities, to reach beyond the demanding needs of a young family and touch someone else’s life.
Instead of the last ice cream sundae, it’s the first step in eating healthier.
Although there have been many difficult “lasts” in my life this past year, I’m learning they are never as bad as they seem.
I just need to look at them through a different lens. Thank you, Lord, for encouraging me to look through your’s.
Peering through God’s lens of grace turns a difficult last into an amazing first. [←tweet this]
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8).
Reflections: Are you going through a challenging “last”? Have you tried looking at the situation with a different perspective–perhaps God’s?
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