The late John Kennedy made the statement in the 60’s “There is a light at the end of the tunnel” during the war of Vietnam. The statement has a metaphoric meaning for hope dating back to 1879 or 1880’s and is referring to long periods of adversity is coming to an end as indicated by signs (Wordorigins.org).
Jesus is coming, the day of the Lord will come, and Christians must be mindful of what the holy prophets’ have predicted and the commandments of our Lord and savior through the apostles have said (2 Peter 3:1-18) for there are many who do not believe this is so. Therefore they go about their sinful ways scoffing at and chanting “Where is the promise of his coming?” They are deliberately overlooking the fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
As I reflect back in my journal on August 8, 2002, a time I spent with God, I wrote “Oh my precious loving Father, I adore you. I praise your holy name. I your humble servant love you and desire your presence.” Then, I read Joel chapter 2: 28-32, “The day of the Lord.” And I said to the Father, I will give warnings of that day in the sky and on the earth, there will be bloodshed fire, and clouds of smoke. The sun will be darkened, and the moon will turn red as blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
However, our Father is patient and desiring that no one should perish but that all should reach repentance (2 Peter 3:9). There is a light at the end of the tunnel that light is Jesus. Jesus said “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life (John 8:12). The light that Jesus gives is eternal (John 10:10). Light is symbolizing blessings and life (Genesis 1:4; Psalm 4:6-7;56:13;Isaiah 9:2; John 1:4-5, ESV). Christians have the light of Jesus and will not have to walk through a tunnel of darkness (evil) or hopelessness searching for the light at the end of the tunnel. Jesus is our hope and unfailing love (Psalm33:20-22), He is alive, He is the light that shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:4-5). May we be mindful of the Light.