by Macy Johnson
“He has made everything beautiful in
He has also set eternity in the hearts
yet they cannot fathom what God has
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.
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
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.
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!
celebrate all of God’s blessings and look forward to the best, which will come
at last. I hope you will, too!