Clarification of Terms: Epilogue
Remember that once this journey is begun the end is certain. Doubt and uncertainty along the way will come and go to come again. You may have experienced that fluctuation already. Yet the ending is sure and a happy outcome of all things is promised. You cannot fail to do what God appointed you to do. When you forget, remember that you walk with Him and with His Word upon your heart. Who could despair when Hope like this is yours? Illusions of despair may seem to come, but learn how not to be deceived by them. Behind each one there is reality and there is God. Why would you choose worldly illusions, when His Love is but an instant farther on the road where all illusions end? The end is sure and guaranteed by God. Just a step away the Holy of the Holies opens up an ancient door that leads beyond the world into joy everlasting. Take that step with confidence and faith that He will lead you through to the light of truth.
You are a stranger here. But you belong to Him Who loves you as He loves Himself. Ask Jesus' help to roll the stone of uncertainty and despair away, and it is done according to His Will. We have begun the journey. Long ago the happy ending God promised us all was written in the stars and set into the Heavens with a shining ray that held it safe within eternity and through all time as well. And that ray holds it still, unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable.
Be of good cheer, not of fear. We only start again an ancient journey long ago begun that but seems new. We have begun again upon a road we traveled on before and lost our way a little while. And now we try again. Our new beginning has the certainty the journey lacked till now. Look up and see His Word among the stars, where He has set your name along with His. Look up and find your certain destiny the world would hide with all its distractions, the destiny God would have you see.
Let us wait here in silence, and kneel down an instant in our gratitude to the Holy Spirit, to Him Who called to us and helped us hear His Call. And then let us arise and go in faith along the way to Him. Now we are sure we do not walk alone. For God is here, and with him all our brothers. Now we know that we will never lose the way again. What is begun here will grow in life and strength and hope, until the world is still an instant and forgets all that the dream of sin had made of it.
Who could feel fear in such a world as this? It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain. It offers you a warm and gentle home in which to stay a while. It blesses you throughout the day, and watches through the night as silent guardian of your holy sleep. It sees salvation in you, and protects the light in you, in which it sees its own. This is the world the Love of God reveals.
Let us go out and meet the newborn world, knowing that Christ has been reborn in it, and that the holiness of this rebirth will last forever. We had lost our way but He has found it for us. Let us go and bid Him welcome Who returns to us to celebrate salvation and the end of all we thought we made. The morning star of this new day looks on a different world where God is welcomed and His Son with Him, a world in which forgiveness shines on everything and peace offers its gentle light to everyone. We who complete Him offer thanks to Him, as He gives thanks to us. The Son is still, and in the quiet God has given him enters his home and is at peace at last. We are still and we know GOD IS.