Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!!
- We, as children of God, are eternal beings. That means, by the sheer consideration of our true natures, we are not programmed to be ok with endings. That’s why they are so hard for us. The end of the life, a relationship, a chapter of life, etc. is naturally uncomfortable for us because we are actually built for eternity. Therefore, any of those endings that may seem final, fatal, or unbearable, shouldn’t be viewed as “endings,” but rather mere “interruptions.” It is not an ending, but a beginning. The timeline of eternity is full of “eternal beginnings.”
- In life, we all carry heavy loads. Burdens and trials and disappointments. But just like a truck stuck in the snow needs enough weight to gain traction, we need weighty loads in order to gain spiritual traction and move out of being stuck in a trial. The load is what provides the traction that gets us moving towards brighter days, greater strength, and lasting happiness.
- This life is but a speck on the timeline of eternity. Much as the Olympians who have only 4 minutes to run in a bobsled, the luge, a swimming pool, etc. to reach the culmination and result of their months and years of training, we have been trained to be here at this specific time for a specific reason, and we need to spend our relative 4 minutes of time on earth in a way that makes all of that worth it. That is possible as we turn to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and live His gospel. Keeping an eternal perspective in sight as we spend our 4 minutes makes that all a little easier. 🙂
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ is wings because of the “healing in His wings.” We are lifted by His infinite Atonement. His Gospel is not a checklist. It is in our hearts. It is a way of life. It is not weight. It is wings. This reminds me, especially with Easter coming up, of this scripture in 2 Nephi 25:13, which reads:
“Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead,with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name.”