“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
We need to believe in happy endings once again. We need to believe that light can overcome darkness and that good will always triumph over evil in the end.
It is not wishful thinking. It is hope. And in times of despair and trouble, hope needs to be rekindled in our hearts.
We have learned much of the valuable things when we were children. We only need to remember once again, to see the world again with eyes that know how to dream and hearts that know how to fight to make such dreams come true.
The world we grew up to may be complicated, but the most important things remain simple, and heaven is always within the grasp of a little child.
Things are not perfect yet but they will be. Times are troublesome, but all such troubles shall end.
In God, we never hope in vain.
I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.” – Revelations 21:3-4, WEB