I’ll admit I have problems with punctuation. Commas should be pauses, like when I talk. Periods are used when I pause longer than a pause. Period. Semicolons, colons, ellipses, question marks, exclamation points, and dashes decorated my pages at random intervals.
Grammar lovers, please don’t judge me. If you see misused punctuation or grammar problems, prayers are appreciated. I have so much more to learn.
I notice we tend to punctuate life. We question God, exclaiming surely He should have done something differently. We put periods on those who suffer traumatic events, stating that no healing is available and their future is without hope. When things don’t go our way, or we don’t understand, we plop down a big fat period on our proverbial life pages and refuse to go forward.
We punctuate life without knowing the full sentence. Only God knows when a semicolon, exclamation point, question, colon, dash, or ellipses, is proper. With God, our lives have no period – ever. Life goes on, forever.
The only period we need to concern ourselves with is that Jesus Christ brings forgiveness of sins and the promise of new life, new hope, and new beginnings. And that is the wonderful truth. Period.
Rejoice! If Jesus Christ is your Savior, the period at the end of your life’s sentence becomes a dash to a wonderful, joy-filled eternity.