Sunday, February 27, 2011

Temple Mirrors of Eternity

I have been reading, things have just been in such upheaval I haven't had a chance to say anything. I actually kind of want to go back and read through a couple again, but I thought I better at least get this week's talks read.
I loved how in this talk Elder Gong spoke of all the different ways the temple mirrors remind us of eternity and our role here on earth. Sometimes I think we forget that the family relationships created in this life will go on for eternity. We are not working to save just ourselves but our families too.

Of all the things that were said in this talk the things that spoke to me the most were about the Savior. He said "only our Savior’s Atonement transcends time and space to swallow up death, anger, bitterness, unfairness, loneliness, and heartbreak." We focus so often on how the atonement can take away our sins, but it can also give us the comfort we need to get through hard things that come as a result of living in an imperfect world.

"Sometimes things go wrong even though we have done our very best." I think that was a message I needed to hear. It is hard not to feel guilty or wonder if you have done something wrong when you have numerous trials. It made me think of the story of Lazarus. Jesus did not get there in time and when he heard Lazarus was dead he wept. He knew that he had the power to raise Lazarus, and he knew the plan of salvation so he knew that death was not the end. I think Jesus wept for the pain he knew Martha and Mary were feeling. It is that way for us sometimes. He has a better perspective on our lives, yet he has felt what we are feeling and bears the burden and hurt with us. Sometimes just knowing that, is a comfort, there is someone who understands exactly what you are feeling.

Wow, that got a little long, but what a wonderful talk!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like I need to read this- I have been having the most awful day.