Alternative Endings

In a former job, I had the opportunity to introduce speakers to audiences. To prepare for the introduction, I’d interview the speaker. One of the questions I’d ask was “What movie could you watch over and over?” What’s your answer to that question? My answer is The Bourne Identity. What’s interesting about most favorite movies is that the story always ends the same way. The Bourne Identity is different; there’s an alternative ending.

Have you ever thought about the fact that everyone’s story on Earth ends the same way? Solomon did. He wrote about it in Ecclesiastes. He complained that life under the sun is meaningless because we all die and it’s just a matter of time until we’re forgotten.

Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. – Ecclesiastes 3:19, The Bible

Fortunately, life under the sun (life on Earth) isn’t the end of the story. God offers us an alternative ending – the gift of eternal life through placing our faith in His Son Jesus.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – John 3:16, The Bible

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