Recently we went to see an action movie. In it, the protagonist suffered through great anguish and many trials. Often, her very life was in imminent danger from the enemy. Although our emotions were moved with her- we felt sad, angry, and anxious- we never lost hope. We knew the end of the story because we'd already read the book. In the end, she prevails.
"When Jesus had tasted it, he said, 'It is finished!' Then he bowed his head and released his spirit."-