What if all this is the beginning flicker of your existence?
What if this is not the end?
What if every tear has been noticed?
That your pain and suffering – your life – was not meaningless.
What if ethics are at play, and everything you do matters forever.
If so, the implications are breathtaking.
God knows that one day soon He will take us out of suffering, He knows that what He can take us to will be a state of great joy, and He knows that from the perspective of eternity the proportion of our lives that we will spend amid suffering will be remembered as a “flicker” at the very outset of our existence.
-Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale, Why Suffering?