by Macy Johnson
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom what God has done
from beginning to end.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)
It is a recurring dream. I am at the piano with the Phyllis Merritt Singers nearby. The concert is nearly over after I play a few piano solos. Suddenly, my music falls into a pile on the floor next to the piano bench. Phyllis asks, “Was that your final selection?” I reply as I frantically dig through the music, “No, I’ll find it. I saved the best for last!” Then I wake up.
Dessert is my very favorite part of any meal. I must confess I often find myself musing over a bowl of ice cream while enjoying a thick, juicy steak. Since I am wired this way, it takes a lot of focus and will-power to get me back on the right path.
I believe Jesus likes this concept, too, of saving the best for last. His death culminated in the ultimate victory – His resurrection! But, there was more to come. His last days before leaving this earth were probably remembered and cherished by His followers more than any other.
Eternity is the best example of saving the best for last. I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I wake each morning and realize I’m one day closer to seeing Jesus face to face. This life is temporary. It strangles our joy. All of our struggles and pain will end at just the right time and we’ll be ushered into the heavenly banquet hall where we can enjoy the best of everything!
I will celebrate all of God’s blessings and look forward to the best, which will come at last. I hope you will, too!