Sunday, June 26, 2011

A short testimony

So we are in a transitory phase in our lives.  We've had some sudden potential opportunities come up.   It almost feels like I am just watching someone else's life at the moment.  I'm not sure why it is, at times, so difficult for me to internalize sudden changes, but I'm trying to remind myself that pretty soon life may become drastically different.  Or not.  And that may be just as tricky!

I suppose I'm in a contemplative mood.  This is dangerous while blogging because I am given to stream of conscious-esque writing, which I end up deleting anyway.  Recently there has been a string of tragic events in the lives of many of those around me that I love.  It's almost shocking how many different people I know that have had something really devastating happen just this last week.  I've found myself wishing that I could wave a magic wand and somehow make everything all right again.  I've also found myself on my knees in prayer.

It is at times like these that I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I believe that we are all children of our Father in Heaven, and that He knows and loves us each individually.  I have felt His Spirit bear witness to me that this is true.  I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can be healed from whatever tries our soul, from whatever torment or pain we experience in this life.  I believe that if we turn to our Father in Heaven, come what may, that all these things shall give us experience, and shall be for our good

Mosiah 16:9

9 He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.

Mosiah 3:17

17 And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

1 comment:

Christine Merrill said...

Good luck! We've been trying to buy a house, and I know what you mean about how things could change drastically....or not...which is just about as hard. You get psyched up for a change, and then if it doesn't happen, blech. So, good luck, may things work out sooner than later!!