I am sure that there are many more experiences awaiting ahead for me, may it be sweet or bitter. But I do acknowledge, that life need not be happy all the way in order to be beautiful, sadness exists to highlight the glow and shine of happiness in contrast, both elements complement each other and alternates in according to God’s time, plan and purpose.
I think that a new born baby’s life is just like a fresh sheet of drawing block. The first few events in life will create the first few strokes of paint on the blank paper. As we grow older, more and more things happen in our lives, the brush increases its strokes on the painting filling the empty spaces; we experienced all kinds of different emotions and reactions towards the things around us, resembled by the different colors and shades of oil pastels.
Assuming that sadness is dark colors, and happiness is bright colors, a life which is only happy all the way will produce a one-colored painting, or rather a plain color paper; sad all the way will produce sugar paper for notice boards.
A perfect life, should be a colorful painting so complete, that when others look at the painting, one can see all the creases of hardships in life and also the silky sweet joy and happiness, so wholesome and overwhelming, that one is compelled to want to appreciate life itself and to live it to the fullest.
Because I am 20 years old, my paper is not blank, it is partially painted, but it is not beautiful yet, it has many ugly holes and faulty mistakes as I have sometimes unintentionally let some other lousy incapable artists paint my life. I should have hired the greatest painter of all ages from the very beginning, which is to surrender my paper life, to God the creator, to correct the ugly holes in me, and to continue to paint my life for the rest of my days, into a perfect painting, a beautiful life, according to His will. So that when Jesus comes again, I will not be an ugly painting being thrown away and burnt, but a painting whose beauty passed the qualification mark, and stand a chance to be framed eternally, as His proud display of masterpiece, in the museum of golden streets.