"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
- Albert Eintsein
A beautiful King had saved the two friends from an evil lord of selfishness, and all they both wanted was to serve their King faithfully and love Him forever.
This hope in their hearts was so great and similar, that friendship blossomed eventually into a mighty love, and the two were married under a palm tree on a day of great celebration.
Then they lived happily ever after.
Happily ever after means many different things.
For these two lovers, it meant long days and longer nights, serving the King, and raising three princes and one princess.
It meant wading through fights and disagreements, taking risks and believing the best, and living out their vows to one another even when it was painful.
Happily ever after meant that every day, they offered thanks to their King, entrusting their future to Him.
Never having to fear being shut out by the King, the belief that His love would always win, and that they would always be safe in His hands; these are snapshots of happily ever after.
Whatever happily ever after may look like, it always means believing that fairy tales come true, that wickedness will lose, and everything will be okay in the end.
Without fairy tales, the world would be a bleak and meaningless place, and the darkness would surely overwhelm us. Our hearts are made to believe them, our minds were made to know them, and our lives are meant to live them.
Happily ever after isn't easy, and it doesn't come cheaply to any of us. However, we were made for it and the ever after will always be worth today's sacrifice.
The King is real, and His love is true, and He is coming soon for all who belong to Him.
And they will live happily ever after.