Sunday, October 19, 2008

Grateful Sunday #1

What an inspiring Sunday for me. You know how sometimes you go to church and feel like every song, every talk, or lesson was designed specifically for you? That was me today. I really enjoyed our Sunday School lesson. The lesson was aimed around trials that we go through in our lives and how we will find comfort if we can turn to the Lord. One point she made was one that really stood out to me. She said that even though we face many tough trials in our lives that they will never be harder than what our Brother, Jesus Christ, went through for us.

So for this first Grateful Sunday I'd like to talk about how grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

My Grandpa's death is one of the hardest things I've had to go through in my life so far. But when I put it in perspective compared to the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, I know it is not even a tiny fraction of what He went through. And because of this sacrifice we are able to turn to the Lord in our times of trial and adversity. How lucky we are to have a Heavenly Father who loved us so much that He sent His Son that we might live again. When I first found out that Grandpa had been diagnosed I often prayed to the Lord that he might be healed. But then I realized that this may not be the path the Lord had in store for him or for me or the rest of my family. I then turned to the Lord asking that I might understand His will. If His will was to take my Grandpa from this life that I might understand and be comforted. And I was. I found comfort in the knowledge that I have of eternal families and that it wouldn't be the last time I would see him. I hope that anyone that is going through a hard time in their lives knows that they can always turn to the Lord in prayer and feel the peace and comfort that He provides.


the madsen family said...

thanks for the great post jess, love you so much!