Oftentimes when life is a long night, when everywhere I look, there is darkness and sorrow,
I’m tempted to resign with Vincent van Gogh, “The sadness will last forever.”
Only if I search attentively and persistently, can I find glimmers of light and joy in the seemingly endless darkness.
Why is there so little light? Why can’t life be like the shining Sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day?
Then I’m reminded of the night sky.
Although the dim and distant stars are few and far between, the starry night is beautiful nevertheless.
Parting company with Van Gogh, I will not attempt to make the stars in the night sky shine as bright as the Sun.
For He who forms the light and creates darkness makes everything beautiful in its time.