I said at the beginning that though this is my story it’s not just about me. It’s about all of us and about how all of our stories intersect under the influence of the creative genius of the Writer of his grand narrative. No matter the chapter in which you currently live, the plot he’s developing for you and with you is clearly incomplete. You and he are still writing, rewriting, editing out the unnecessary, and adding in the indispensable.
I hope you glean from my story that whatever darkness we enter with Jesus at our side, someday and in some way he will lead us to the other end of it. If that end doesn’t come sooner – as in this life – rest assured it will arrive later in the next. That’s the difference between a tunnel and a cave. There is, to coin a phrase, light at the end of every tunnel.
– Originally published in The Other End of the Dark: A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway (the profits of which go to Freedom House).