Showing posts with label miracles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label miracles. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter: Receiving Forgiveness As We Forgive

About a week ago I had a lapse of self control and I did something irresponsible. The result was that I physically hurt a friend and let down 2 others. I was deeply disturbed by what I had done, and by how easily the frustration came that precipitated the incident. I was sad that the hobby we were engaged in seemed like it would never be enjoyable again. I felt guilt that I had ruined a trip for others.

But as my feelings subside, I start to appreciate what miracles we saw and I see now. Millimeters variance could have made the injury devastating and permanent. It does not look like it will be. We obtained specialist medical help after working hours, against all reasonable expectation. Prayer and priesthood administration even reduced the severity of the injury from the time it was sustained to when we got first treatment.

What has most pressed on my feelings is how the people involved responded. Forgiveness was extended, and brotherly concern for both the injured and myself. As we think about Easter and what Jesus Christ did for us, I invite you to think about this: His atonement is not only abundant in tender mercies, but can be expressed through people who are willing to follow a Christlike pattern.

Mark R.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Youth Mini-Mission Message: Why are YOU here?


Have you ever thought why are you here?  

I have thought this a couple of times.  I know I'm here for a reason because I was one of the last adoptions from  Russia.  If my parents hadn't followed the promptings of the Spirit, I wouldn't be here.  So I know that the Spirit guided my parents to me.  I have a purpose.  I have something important to do in life.  I know my Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and my testimony that Heavenly Father has a plan for me is strong.  I know these things to be true and self-evident.  

Other ways you know that a plan is laid out for you is when you have, let's say, a near-death experience but you miraculously survive.  That right there is living truth of a plan your Heavenly Father has laid out for you.  I know Heavenly Father has a plan for me and I'd like to say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.

Alex 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Youth Mini-Mission Message: Courage


I have never witnessed a miracle such as those surrounding Lazarus at Jesus' side. I have never stood in wonder and amazement before God or angels as did Joseph Smith.  But I know through small and simple things great things come to pass.  

I have seen miracles in my life. They may not be big to some, but they mean everything to me.  I've seen God place people in my life and in my family's life.  

My sister unknowingly married a terrible, abusive man.  Her once innocent countenance turned cold and her attitude to her loving family grew distrusting.  Through seven hard years alone my sister endured, until one man reminded her how much her family loved her and regardless of what she had done, they would love her.  

Within that year she came back.  She had the courage to leave, to be in a better place, to come home. 

C.H. 10th Ward youth member (blog post submitted by anonymous)