Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love

We've been celebrating 'Love Week' at our house. (My attempt at making Valentine's Day last a little longer.) In celebration of that, today I thought I'd write about what I love the most. No, it's not diet Coke, though I do have a weird love affair with it. It also is not my husband and children, though they are a close second. No, the thing I love most is my Savior and His gospel.
Going through trials is never a fun experience and during them, I have to admit, I'm not very grateful. I'm not one of those people who can be in a trial and see why it's happening. I just want it to be over. Spiritual growing pains are very real. But, afterward, I can usually see that it was for my good. What I am grateful for, both during and after one of those stretching times, is knowing that my Savior understands. Truly amazing, isn't it, that He really knows what we're going through, that He has felt it Himself? It brings me so much comfort and strength. I cannot imagine trying to live in this world and raise a family without that knowledge.
I love my elder Brother for loving me so much that He was willing to take not only my pains and sorrow, but also my sins. Being the imperfect girl that I am, I would be lost without repentance. Sometimes I feel a bit like Nephi when he said, "I am encompassd about, because of the temptations and sins which do so easily beset me." (2 Nephi 4:18) Though I'm sure the temptations that beset me are a lot different than the ones he struggled with. But also, like Nephi, "I know in whom I have trusted"(v.19). I know that I have a Savior, that He loves me and is there for me, waiting, hoping, ready to help me come home. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who also loves me more than I can comprehend. I love knowing that I have this cheering squad up there rooting for me. Knowing that they are waiting with open arms to welcome me home.
"My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness;...He hath filled me his love," (2 Nephi 4:20-21)
Happy Valentine's Day.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I was thinking of this very thing the other day while I was out running. I thought about the deepest feelings of love that I have and he's definately there.

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