Whether we can see it or not, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. The light is an indication of reaching your destination. In order to see it, we all must pass through whatever life’s challenges may bring us. Perhaps if we see the light before we get to the end and means we see the challenges ahead as well, which ultimately deter us from going through. No one knows what life will serve us but knowing we will get through it gives us a ray of hope. The hope of knowing we can make it, go through and come out better than we did when the challenge first arose. A ray of hope could be the motivation of our children, church, family, the job, or whatever.
Remembering the joy our loved one shared with us, gives us hope in knowing they have reached their destination. They made the best of life, encouraged us as well as others and would hope we do the same. My husband, Charles, was an ill person for most of the 22 years of our marriage but he gave me hope by demonstrating what it meant to endure hardness as a good soldier. He endured the suffering, knowing it would not compare to the benefits at the end. Being a faithful and dedicated member of our church, motivated him to press through the pain.
I am sure many of you have watched you loved one suffer beyond our control and now they are better off than us. They have no more pain or suffering, heartache or shame, rest everlasting. Share your inspirational ray of hope story with the next person.