Today's passage took me through the closing chapters of 2 Chronicles, through King Josiah (one of my favorite kings) to his son and grandsons (all evil) to the exile to Babylon. The end had been decreed during King Josiah's reign (he changed the fate of his nation during his life time, one of the reasons he's my hero.)
But God . . .didn't let it end there.
Thank God for the "But God"s in our lives!
God moved the heart of a pagan king to fulfill His promise. He attributed his success to the "God of the heavens" and reversed the exile. God. . .has also assigned me to build him a Temple of worship at Jerusalem in Judah. All who belong to God's people are urged to return--and may your God be with you! Move forward! (2 Chronicles 36:22-23)
God may use an unexpected means to relay His plans.
God may move at an unexpected time.
God won't always move when we would like him to.
But when God makes a promise, we can be certain it will happen!
With God, the end is just the beginning of the next chapter.