The End of the Story

20th July, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 1 Comment

Last Friday night the Women’s Ministry at my church had a Ladies Night Out movie night. By concensus we chose the movie Miss Potter, the story of Beatrix Potter (the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other children’s tales). At one of the opening scenes, the viewer sees Miss Potter sitting on a grassy hillside overlooking a lazy river in the English countryside and drawing in her sketchbook. In the role of the narrator, Miss Potter says something like this: “Writing the first words of a story is always a scary and exciting place; you never know where the characters are going to take you.”

Miss Potter was an author as well as an artist, and she understood the power that make-believe characters have over an author. The characters take on a life of their own, and the writier has to follow them wherever they go. 

God is the Author of the Bible’s story, but God is different from all other authors. From the very first words in the Bible (“In the beginning God …”) God knew the end of the story!  Isn’t that good news? We are the characters in the story, and though we are free agents and not robots, God was not at our mercy. God planned the story from beginning to end, and the ending, our eventual life with the Father for eternity, was never in question.

1 Comment

Reed DePace

July 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm    

Claire: wanted to give you an update on our use of your series in our catechetical Sunday School for covenant kids. Please email me, as I’ve lost yours.


Reed DePace
Pastor, 1st PCA
Montgomery AL

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