I adore “happy endings.” Those stories that begin with you riveted to your seat hoping the damsel in distress will be carried off into the sunset, by the undefeated white knight. Or films that capture your breath holding it suspended in mid-air while the underdog claws his way to the top of the very last obstacle, and escapes from a dull, tedious life of complacency, and propels into an ocean filled with grand adventures. Those epic movies from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s set the stage for “happy endings” by believing that audiences would leave their theaters with a smile on their faces and a song in their hearts. They transformed ordinary days by weaving us into their colorful world of endless possibilities. Leading roles were built on the premise that integrity and high standards would be the necessary ingredients for good to gain victory over the villain, evil. Evidence that “Father,” did know best, “Lassie” always found her way back home, and “Happy Days” found a home in everyone’s heart across North America. These “happy endings” were morally bound, and while life wasn’t perfect, hope was their inspiration. It was quite natural that I would eventually find myself immersed in the unrivaled stories of the Bible. They were based on overcoming hurdles, filled with hope and endless possibilities, rescuing those needing a white knight and written by the Creator of all good things. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 (NIV).
“The Bible. The greatest love story of all times. Its pages are filled with promises that have never been broken, hope for today and tomorrow, and best of all, it has a happy ending.”-by Lois Macdonald.