Spoiler Alert

The problem with Hollywood putting out a prequel to one of your favorite films is that it loses a sense of tension for the audience. We already know the hero is going to make it through this conflict because we’ve seen the other movie. It’s not as exciting or stressful during life-threatening action sequences.

The Bible already tells us how everything ends. Jesus wins. There’s a great reward in Heaven. Our life is the prequel to that grand finale. Looking to the ending should take some of the tension out of our present suffering because we know how things will wrap up when the credits roll.