We all want a happy ending whether it is a fairy-tale, a movie or a novel but more especially if it is our own life we are talking about. I am not one of those who need to be in suspense about the end of a movie, I will probably try to find out how it ends before I will let myself be sucked into the plot. If you look at the “romance” movies chances are that the two principal characters will start out as “frenemies”, or people who are sparring, at odds with one another, and on different sides of every issue possible. Invariably something happens that brings them into a sphere of agreement, they realize they have chemistry and try to deny it and stay away but in the end, most times the last five minutes (that’s what keeps you watching) they will look at each other with an astonished or knowing look and boom, love comes in like the Big Bang Theory! Do we always have to have controversy before we can have a happy ending? We do if we put any credence in the imagination of novelists and the scriptwriter.
Judging from the problems I hear on a daily basis I would think that there is a great majority of us that are quite ready for our “last five minutes”, that final burst of happiness and the loud music that always means, “The End.”
It seems to me that there are not many peacemakers today and listening to the news is proof positive of that. When a National leader doesn’t speak to the people in tones of peace and a “let’s all get along” attitude it says to me maybe they want derision and division so that they can charge in and provide a solution down the line, I am thinking that before that happens it will ultimately be too late. Then I wonder how it is that people are quick to remember the faults of people who are close to them and let someone who has made a blatant public error, something like saying, concerning troops that were killed in a protest, “What difference does it make [whether American’s at Benghazi died from a protest or not]?” And when asked if they had died because of a protest the answer was, “So what?” I am very sure that the families of the men that were killed and drug through the streets would say it mattered quite a lot. Yet people will forget that or dismiss blatant disregard of a law concerning, well anything I will go no further with that, and still laud these people as leaders. Lies go unchallenged, promises revoked, to which I am sure the Armenian population of this country can identify with as the incoming President had promised, in order to get the Armenian vote, a recognition of the Armenian Genocide and then reneged but no one seems to notice or if they do remain silent on the matter.
How will it end? Will the beheading of Christians continue and then suddenly we will look at the people who are doing this with a sudden realization that they are a peace-loving people who didn’t mean to do it after all?
OK off my soap-box; if you have read the Bible you see that the things happening in our world today were predicted, Luke 21: 25-28 “It will seem like all hell has broken loose—sun, moon, stars, earth, sea, in an uproar and everyone all over the world in a panic, the wind knocked out of them by the threat of doom, the powers-that-be quaking. And then—then!—they’ll see the Son of Man welcomed in grand style—a glorious welcome! When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your heads high. Help is on the way!”
There are wars all around us and not just country against country but citizen against citizen, racial tension, the haves and the have-nots at odds with one another, and worse of all there is so much trouble within the family unit. Wasn’t it Rodney King who said, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
I am very sorry if I am not my normal self tonight, I have seen Trouble and I don’t like the look of its face, I want to see the face of Peace and Love, I want to hear my daddy sing, “There will be peace in the valley for me someday, there will be peace in the valley for me, there’ll be no more sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I see, There will be peace in the valley for me.”
Hebrews 12:14 Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God.
I want to have my five minutes of peace, love and joy and I hope it lasts for a long time so that I get a happy ending here on this earth while I am in the land of the living, but if I do not get it, then so be it because I have seen the other side from up close and personal, I am not afraid, and I know that the music is getting louder as I speak that is signaling, “The End.”