IT'S ABOUT GETTING THROUGH THE BENDS AND TO THE END!
Sometimes we see the BEND as an END! My husband's team was headed toward a possible state championship when they hit a BEND that looked like an END. One too many players were inadvertently included on the roster for a district play-off game. The END seemed to be in sight ... disqualification for state play-offs! It was a desperate moment and 24 hours that followed...but what looked like the END turned out to be a BEND. The team was allowed to participate in the State playoffs and they came away with the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP as well as the SPORTSMAN AWARD! Yes, there were consequences that followed but they were part of the BEND.
"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." Anonymous
For those who looked on, the END seemed in sight for Jesus too. As He hung on the cross He uttered the words IT IS FINISHED - in other words, THE END! But it turned out to be a BEND ... he arose from the dead, revealing that truth to those around Him and went back to a kingdom not of this world and back with His Father who had sent Him here. Jesus made the turn, negotiated the BEND thereby giving us hope for eternal life with Him beyond this place. He gave his followers a heads up when He said...
"Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:1-3 KJV
What BEND are you facing that looks like an END? Boldly approach it and discover the truth evebn though it may be an unfamiliar or unplanned turn that must be made in order to get where you are going.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."
Blessings...as you get through the bends of life and to God's planned end.
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