We’ve probably all heard the old saying, “All good things must come to an end.” It’s a pretty depressing statement, when you think about it — just a fatalistic way to make some sort of shallow peace with the crummy aspects of life. And it struck me just tonight that it is absolutely, 100% untrue.
This is one of the things I love about being at IHOP. I am surrounded by teaching, songs, and really godly people that help drill the Word of God into me, whether on the clock or off. Just tonight, I found myself quipping, “All good things must come to an end,” yet before the words were all the way out of my mouth, I realized that they were wrong. The New Heavens and the New Earth never pass away. The increase of His government and peace knows no end. He shall reign forever and ever. Our lives, in perfect joy and love, in the presence of God, are never going to end.
As I was verbally processing this, my good friend Christine remarked, “And you know what else? All evil will have to come to an end.”
It totally made my night. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to discard a cliche in my life. Praise the Lord, folks. This is great news.