If you didn’t notice, this was kind of a huge weekend for avoiding spoilers. It all started on Thursday with the release of Avengers: Endgame, a movie that aimed to wrap up 11 years of Marvel films and finish the storyline of Infinity War. To say that it was a big deal is an understatement, and people are going to various lengths to avoid spoilers. It even gave rise to the trendy hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame.
As if that wasn’t enough, Sunday night brought the much-anticipated Battle of Winterfell on the immensely popular HBO series Game of Thrones. While I personally don’t watch the show, I do know that there are those out there who were eagerly awaiting the episode and did not want the plot to be ruined.
I love a good story, and there’s almost nothing worse than having the ending ruined. For the past few years I’ve gone to see whatever new Star Wars movie comes out on opening night, and my biggest fear is always that someone will be talking about the plot on their way out of the theater as I’m walking in.
Jesus liked to drop spoilers. He referenced his death and resurrection to his disciples many times (although they hardly ever got the reference). He laid out his plan to redeem the world. And because of what he did on the cross, we have assurance of salvation through any trials.
I may not like spoilers, but I do enjoy knowing how my own story ends, especially since I know that Jesus wins.
“What, then, is the difference which He has made to the whole human mass? It is just this; that the
business of becoming a son of God, of being turned from a created thing into a begotten thing, of
passing over from the temporary biological life into timeless “spiritual” life, has been done for us.
Humanity is already “saved” in principle.
We individuals have to appropriate that salvation. But the really tough work—the bit we could not
have done for ourselves—has been done for us. We have not got to try to climb up into spiritual life
by our own efforts; it has already come down into the human race. If we will only lay ourselves open
to the one Man in whom it was fully present, and who, in spite of being God, is also a real man, He
will do it in us and for us.”
–C.S Lewis, Mere Christianity