My two-year-old daughter has lately been surprisingly interested in watching videos of railroad handcars and railbikes. I’ll admit, they’re soothing and interesting (our favorite is this one). We’ve watched them after reading bedtime stories for the last few nights in a row. In one video, a man riding a railbike approaches and enters a very dark train tunnel. Approaching the tunnel looks a little scary – no light inside, and no telling where he will end up.
It’s a lot like birth. And a lot like major transformation.
Tunnel moments in life are tough. These are the times when you can’t quite see ahead of you, can’t see behind you, and can’t leave the path you’re on. You are set on the path, it’s leading you somewhere- but where? It can feel lonely and confusing. It can feel like you’ve lost your way. It can feel like you have no idea where you’re going.
If you are in a tunnel moment in your life, don’t give up just because you can’t see the end. There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope. There is redemption and peace and love. It can be hard to remember in the middle of the tunnel, but you must keep going. The other side is there, even if you can’t see it yet.