Even though there is death, life still gets the last word. And at the end of it all, Cloverfield makes me think of life beyond death and reminds of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce. Certainly death has a note of finality to it. But if there are such things as heaven and hell and eternal life, death is in no way the end. And to brutally excerpt and paraphrase Lewis, when it comes to eternity, “both good and evil, when they are fully grown, become retrospective.” Visual translation—it is the frame that defines the rest.
In the beginning God created heaven and earth, and he saw that it was good. If we so choose, God and his good can also be our eternal end. And whether our life on earth was full of peace, beauty, and clarity or horror, tragedy, and confusion, we will be able to look back on it all and say, “I had a good day.”
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