**SPOILER ALERT** Those words typically warn that information about how a story or a movie ends is about to be revealed. Such a warning gives one time to change the channel, leave the room or cover their ears if they don’t want to know how the story ends. During Christmas vacation, I was blessed to spend some time watching a few of her favorite movies with my 5 year old granddaughter Avery. Apparently Avery is unfamiliar with the term “spoiler alert.” She has seen all of her movies dozens of times and she knows each story very well. She introduced me to all the characters and in the scenes with some tension; she made sure I knew that everything was going to be okay. In her excitement, she even told me how the story ends…several times!
Was I upset? Of course not, I love that girl and I love the joy she has for life. Not only did we have a good time together but she provided a good example for me of a practice we should engage in as Christians. We should regularly issue “spoiler alerts” in regard to faith in Christ. Although, I must say that I would suggest a better name How about “Glory alert.” You see, the Bible says in Philippians 2:10-11 that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
No matter what type of cinematic adventure people may imagine themselves to be taking part in; whether it be a tragedy, drama, romantic comedy, from time to time, they need a glory alert. They need to know who can be trusted. They need to know who to turn to. They need to know that the tough times don’t last forever. Can you issue a glory alert? Do you know the characters in God’s word well enough to describe them to someone who does not yet know God’s story? In times of tension can you assure others or yourself that everything will be okay? Do you know how the story ends? I do. **GLORY ALERT**
Whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
The Lord shall never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
The Lord is our light and our salvation, whom shall we fear? Psalm 27:1
Sorrows may last for the night but joy comes in the morning! Psalm 30:5
I can do all things through Christ strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
“…He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain…” Revelation 21:4