Prepare for Joy: Even Darkness Must Pass

J.R.Tolkien's writing desk at the Wade Center at Wheaton College
J.R.Tolkien’s writing desk at the Wade Center at Wheaton College

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.Tolkien

When we feel overwhelmed, when it seems all is in shadow, we know we are part of a great story and the plot progression is a mystery.   We are promised light and joy at the end, no question about it.  We pass through the shadows and the darkness will pass through us.

 

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