Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A PIECE OF MY HEART...how will it end?

Have you ever watched a really good movie with a really bad ending? My family can tell you, the ending to a movie is very, very important to me. I simply cringe when I have spent an hour or two of my precious time watching a movie and the ending is just blah!

I love a good ending. I wonder what it would be like for filmmakers if they started with an incredible ending and then built the story line around the final ending?

 I wonder what it would be like for us if we lived our life according to the final scene of our life? If we knew ahead of time the time, the day and how we would end our life ... would it make a difference how we lived our life?

I would guess that it would make a difference. I am reminded today about how Jesus describes the ending scene of one man's story. (Read Matthew 25:14-21) ...

It is the story of the talents.
One man was given five talents, while another was given two and the third was given one talent. The one with the five talents went out and traded and earned five more talents, likewise, the one with two talents also went out and gained two more talents but the one who was given just one talent was afraid so he went and buried his talent in a hole.

When the master returned to see what the three had done with the talents he had given them, he found both the one with five and two talents to be good and faithful with what he had entrusted them with. But the one with one talent, who was afraid, his master replied, "You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore, take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents." (Matthew 25:26-28)

If the man with the one talent in this parable would have seen ahead of time how this was going to play out with his master...I wonder if he would have done anything differently with the talent given to him?

God expects us to be faithful over the great and the small things that He bestows upon us. It is my prayer that the choices that I make are always considering the ending story ... how will this affect eternity?

Live today like the end is in sight!

and that is a piece of my heart today;


Denise said...

Wonderful my friend.

Debbie said...

This was great.. loved it...Blessings to you, Debbie

Melanie said...

I've always thought this parable spoke volumes to how we should live our lives. God has given us MUCH (even if the material gifts are few) and it is in what we do with the "MUCH" that we let His light shine to the world and for HIM.