I can’t speak for the boys, but most of us girls like those fairy tales and love stories that we heard or read when we were growing up. Whatever happened as the pages were turned, whether comedy, tragedy or high adventure, we knew that the best was yet to come. We were eager to get to the very last page, the very last line: “And they lived happily ever after.”
Oh, how wonderful that sounds. Not knowing any better, we really believe it for awhile…until life starts pushing us around, and the disappointments pile up. Even still, deep down we carry a hope that perhaps it really is true, for someone…somewhere…somehow.
Why would we hold on to such a fantasy when reality clearly slaps us in the face and tells us otherwise? Maybe because God has put it in our hearts. Most people have at least a vague sense that there is something beyond this life. Even unbelievers somehow expect to see their loved ones again in “the next life.”
Some people may cling to a blind hope, a deep longing, or perhaps a wishful dream, but Christians have a promise! The Bible tells of many joys that await us in Heaven, but the very last chapter of the very last book tells us that we will see His face (Rev. 22:4). For those who belong to Christ, we really will live happily ever after…with Him!