Thursday – May 9, 2024

2 Samuel 1-2; 1 Chronicles 11; Psalm 96, 106; Acrts 21

by Becky Hill Martin

17 Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan, 18 and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah…  2 SAMUEL 1:17-18

If you ever watched Friends, you’re probably familiar with how each episode was entitled, The One With… or The One Where… like The One Where Ross is Fine or The One with the Thumb. But when it came to the finale, it was simply dubbed The Last One. I can still vividly recall where I was and what I was doing during the final episodes of Cheers, Seinfeld, and Friends. It’s funny how we become so attached to these sitcoms that we dread their endings, yet there’s always that inevitable “last one.” We only hope for a satisfying conclusion, where all the loose ends are neatly tied up.

It’s human nature to root for a good ending to a story, whether it’s in fiction or real life. Take David, for example. Despite Saul’s relentless persecution, David still respected him and recognized God’s hand in their relationship. He even penned the Song of the Bow as a tribute to Saul and Jonathan. Saul’s final episode had a heroic ending.

So, when it’s time for God to wrap up your story, wouldn’t it be amazing if it was called The One With Eternal Life because you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior, rather than just The Last One? Unlike a classic sitcom on Netflix, our lives can’t be rewound and replayed. Our lives should be about living each moment walking with God so we can be sure the ending is celebration with Him.


  1. Jean says: