Sunday, April 20, 2014

Because of Him

This past little while has been very busy and I am sorry.  Between deciding on where Alex will attend graduate school and normal life (school, callings at church, homemaking, etc etc etc) I feel like I rarely have a moment to myself.  One of the things that has been the most uplifting for me during this busy time has been the chance I have had to reflect on the life, ministry, Atonement, and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  I have loved the emphasis on the things that are possible Because of Him.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which I proudly belong to), has been sharing things that we know are possible because of Him. People of other faiths have also joined in sharing and it has been a wonderful and  encouraging experience.
During this time of renewal most of us are captivated and excited about the new life springing forth-- the blooming flowers, baby animals, warmer temperatures, all remind us that life continues after death.  I do not think that it is a coincidence that we celebrate Easter in the Spring when these natural events so effortlessly remind us that Jesus Christ also overcame death and rose after dying so that we would also be able to conquer death.  Just like the plants come back to life after a period of cold and darkness, we, too, will rise from the dead and live again. All because of the Savior of the World.  It was He who made, and continues to make everything possible.  There need not be any permanence in death or sufferings of any kind.  He made it possible for all of these earthly trials to cease.  Just like in days of old, the blind may see, the Deaf will hear, and the lame will walk.  We will be reunited with those we love who have been removed from us by death or other means. We may not know when these things will happen, but they will happen.  Because of Him. Our darkest hour can be made lighter because of His Atonement and Resurrection.   In the words of Elder Worthlin: 

"Each of us will have our own Fridays-- those days when the universe itself seem shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about is in pieces.  We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again.  We will all have our Fridays.  
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death-- Sunday will come.  In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. 
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come.  In this life or the next, Sunday will come."

Sometimes things seem impossible and as if hope is lost.  And in those times of desperation I could, and sometimes feel the most alone.  But in my heart of hearts, I know that everything will be okay.  I may not know how or when.  But Sunday will come.  He can make all things possible.  And the only way that any of this is possible is Because of Him.

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