They did it with Star Wars, so we shouldn’t be surprised that Star Trek followed the same path. I’m talking about making prequels. The original stories were so popular, it was decided that we needed to know what happened before. How did the characters develop into the individuals we know and love? What events transpired that led up to the movies that were seen by so many people?
Other books and movies have turned to the prequel to give fans more of what they want. We can look for more of this trend in the field of entertainment.
Those of us who follow Christ know how the story of humanity ends. Jesus will return and bring judgment. Those who have rejected him will be doomed forever, while those who have trusted him will be ushered into his presence for a blissful eternity.
That’s the sequel. But what’s the prequel?
It’s whatever we decide it to be. We have the ability to write our own story. Oh, sure, many circumstances are out of our control. But we have a great deal to say in how we will live our lives. We can determine to live a life of faith, and we can decide the details of how we will live out that faith.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…”—Ephesians 5:15-16.
How is your script coming along?