What makes great fiction? I think we’d all agree that having last-minute rescues and unexpected twists make for a great page-turner. We love to read stories of flawed heroes who swoop in to save the day and vanquish the enemy. Something in our soul longs for those stories, but the thing about the Gospel is this: it’s a true story of the perfect Hero that goes even further than fiction.
We read stories where the last-minute passes, however, there are no last minutes with Jesus. His timing is perfect even when it seems like He steps in too late. These are the stories that bolster our faith during difficult seasons. It gives us hope even in the darkest nights that the story isn’t over. Jesus isn’t done with the story, including yours. In fact, He’s just warming up the victory band! This week’s story provides a perfect example of expectant faith. All we see is a final period; Jesus transforms it into a semi-colon.