Rev 22v20 – Choose your ending

Have you ever read a book and been disappointed with the ending? Well, what about the greatest story ever written – the Bible? Genesis, the template for the entire story, starts with, “In the beginning God…”. God takes an earth that is nothing and makes something beautiful. And into this, he places humans. But it’s not long before humans turn their back on him. Genesis ends with the story of Joseph, who saves his family. However, the final words are disappointing – “So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt” (Genesis 50:26). The End. A coffin in Egypt. That is a pretty bleak end for a story that started with such life and hope. Yet this is our story, too. No matter how exciting our start, the end is the same – a coffin. However, the picture at the end of Jesus’ final letter is remarkably different. In Revelation, the story ends with the new Jerusalem descending from heaven, with a wedding, with the return of Jesus, and with Jesus’ final words, “Yes, I am coming soon” (Revelation 22:20). The exciting part is that we get to choose our story and our ending. A coffin in Egypt or a wedding in the new Jerusalem. Open Bible –,