The other day while passing through our sitting room, (TV) I noted that Mary Higgins Clarke was being interviewed about her 57th book just released. I’m sure her book will be a tremendous read, and even more tremendous is the fact that on December 24, of this year the Irish Lassie will be 94 years along the path. Mary writes suspense novels and is second to none in her field, which spans the globe.
Concerning her formula, she stated to the interviewer one of her secrets on the issue of romance and all of life;
“It’s nice to have at least the suspicion of Happy ever after!”
And thus, in romance, suspense or any facet of life, hope is essential. Many of us ponder just what is the worst disease a human can suffer, and I believe, with more than a bit of observation, the loss of hope is the most devastating.
We usually associate the phrase “Happily ever after” with marriage and that is a big part of a man and a woman binding their heart and life into one, with the hope of “Happy ever after.” Though I admit to having talked to more than one couple who were on the precipice of “giving marriage a try.” Not much hope for a reasonable outcome and that’s for certain.
All human undertakings start with at the very least a smidgeon of suspicion of a happy ever after. Isn’t it strange how Mrs. Clarke condenses the whole of human aspiration into one brief sentence? Here’s a thought from scripture on the importance of hope:
Proverbs 13:12. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” (NKJV).
Solomon grasped the necessity of hope, the suspicion of happy ever after and put it in proper perspective concerning the loss of hope leading to utter despair and the renewal of hope reviving the zest of living. Jeremiah 17:7 fixed on the power of hope:
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.”
Copyright (c) 2017 Larry Lilly
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