I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. ~Phil. 1:6, HCSB
I’m a writer–I write fiction. At any given time, I have at least three manuscripts sitting on my hard drive waiting to be finished. I thought of this yesterday as I read through Philippians one. Quirky, I know, but I can actually hear my characters call to me “finish my story…I’m not done yet!”
One story I’m working on now particularly came to mind as I pondered Philippians 1:6. I’d left my MC in a bad place. Lonely, desperate for love, for belonging, she cries out to her writer, “please, don’t leave me like this forever!” And I hear her. I promise, “this will make sense in the end. Just wait and see.”
Our Father, the Writer of our souls hears our cries. The thread of our stories is not yet complete, and He, who writes beautifully and knows the beginning from the end, will not leave us forever in our desperate, unfinished scenes. He will bring us to completion. And when the story is fully known, it will make sense. All of it. We will see as He sees, know what He has always known, and will shout to Him who does all things well, “Glory!”
He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion. Your story isn’t over yet.