Happiness is a miracle. A miracle that we choose.
Then I thought of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He had a perfect life, a perfect ministry, a perfect mission...it ended perfectly too. It was the hardest ending to discipleship and conversion ever. He had to suffer so much. He didn't want to do it (and I don't necessarily want these trials either) but He said, "nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt." This last, selfless sacrifice of Jesus changed absolutely everything. He became perfected and glorified. He forgave at the very last moment too. So willing to keep His character and remain the perfect Son of God. How will my character be at the end of my life or my mission? I think of Christ's earthly ministry and it was perfect and beautiful, but it would have been nothing without His "last transfer", last effort, LAST SACRIFICE. The last of it truly matters and counts. It's not supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be worth it. It should be hard, it should be a sacrifice. I'm beginning to get a glimpse of what I'm really doing and of who I am supposed to become. This last transfer will change everything.