The View from the End of the Road
In 2 Timothy 4 Paul ends his final letter to Timothy. Paul knows that this imprisonment will likely end in his death. He knows he has come to the end of the road. What does he see at the end of the road? Let’s read what he writes: 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. At the end of Paul’s road he can see an amazing destination. He is going to be in the presence of Jesus. He has run and finished a good race. He has accomplished much along the way. It has not been an easy road…it has been filled with persecution and power; joy and suffering. But Paul knows that at the end of the road the journey has just begun.
How about you? Do you know that the end of your road is really just the beginning? What lies over your horizon? I pray that your view, like Paul’s view, is one of Jesus and an eternity spent in His presence.