The Bible Drops Off

The Bible tells a lot of unfinished stories. 

The Gospel of John doesn't even try and hide it, saying: "Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written." (John 21:25)

The paper ran out before the stories did. 

Elsewhere, the stories are fragmentary, and with so many pieces missing, we can only guess. 

Then there are these sections, stories, even entire books, that seem to drop off intentionally, as if the writer is saying, "Okay, you finish it." 

When the Bible drops off, when it ends with no ending at all, read those as hand-offs and callings. Think about how you might finish the story or the poem or the prayer yourself.

Often when we think its over, it's only just beginning.

Don't be distracted by the younger son's reconciliation with his father; his older brother is still outside.