All writers know that a “happy ending” all depends on where you choose to end the story. In real life stories, there are many places where a happy outcome may be a good place to stop your book. Life it’s self has many such places, often followed unfortunately by other crisis situations. So, are happy endings true to life?
Again it all depends on where you choose to end the story. Most tend to think of death as the final chapter of life, rarely a happy occurance. Even when it comes as a release in old age or sickness, there is generally grieving involved and often apprehension for those not well grounded in faith.
For myself, I believe God has a happy ending for every story, though some may not be seen here on earth. I love the adage, as the ship departs over the horizon and people say, “there she goes” folks on the far side of the horizon are saying, “here she comes.” The true “happy ever after” endings are hidden from our eyes.
Even so the story of humanity looks to be coming to a bad end, even the most optimistic hold out little hope of a good outcome to this mess we’ve gotten ourselves into. Yet reading the last chapters of the book of Revelation we see God is also a sucker for happy endings.