One of my favorite radio personalities was Paul Harvey, best known for his statement, “Now for the rest of the story…” If I didn’t hear anything else he shared, I perked up for the real scoop.
We often listen to friends who share detailed accounts of events concerning their lives, while anticipating a positive conclusion. Sometimes, however, that’s not always the case and the ending isn’t what we’d hoped for. I’m grateful that there is always more to the story because Jesus came and brought us peace and redemption when we couldn’t find it for ourselves. We have “the rest of the story” to offer to our friends who feel hopeless and helpless, because our powerful ending is the best and nothing compares.
So, from the words of one of my all-time favorite hymns, “I love to tell the story because I know ‘tis true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.”