shining reminders

      Sometimes, even on the darkest of days, you get shining reminders that things won’t always be dark.

“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“May the God of hope fill you . . . so that you may overflow with hope. . . .” Romans 15:13