What did the mama bird say when her babies hatched?
A year ago today I was in the MTC! Can you believe I have been gone for a year? Every week goes by faster and faster! It blows my mind.
Ether 6 is the bomb. There is so much in it that can be applied today! We were reading with Haritha (a less active we are working with) and man the spirit was just pointing things out to me left and right! Verse 5 says;5 And it came to pass that the Lord God caused that there should be a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters, towards the promised land; and thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind. God sent winds to guide them to the promise land. Now look at verse 8; 8 And it came to pass that the wind did never cease to blow towards the promised land while they were upon the waters; and thus they were driven forth before the wind. God never stopped pushing them towards the promise land. Now backwards to verse 7; 7 And it came to pass that when they were buried in the deep there was no water that could hurt them, their vessels being tight like unto a dish, and also they were tight like unto the ark of Noah; therefore when they were encompassed about by many waters they did cry unto the Lord, and he did bring them forth again upon the top of the waters. Were they scared In the barrages? Um yes! Heck they were being swallowed up in the sea, they could have died. But they made the boat tight like a dish, so water couldn't get in! The lord sends us trials(the wind) to guide us back to him. If we never had trying times we would never turn to him. Sometimes we let trials break us, if we are tight to our testimonies (like the barges) and hold on God will lead us to the promise land. But we have to hold on and in verse 11 shows just how long they held on;11 And thus they were driven forth, three hundred and forty and four days upon the water.For 344 days they were confined inside a tiny boat that had no opening. There were days where they probably thought it would never end. Just like trials we face today, there are days where we feel we can't make it another second. But, if we are tight to our testimonies and let these trials take us where God wants us to be, we will receive blessings that we can't even imagine! Just like Jarod's people, they let the winds, storms, and waves guide them to the promise land, but they had to have a tight boat or water would get in and they would drown. And last they had to have patience in their travels, they had to wait 344 days before they could see land and even sunlight! We have to be patient with trials in this life, because we have eternal life with our families waiting for us.
Sister Morgan and I have been doing a lot of seed planting. :) so pray that they will all grow! I hope you all have a grand ol week!
Chillin' in the Burg.
This is my friend Va'epopua Priimrose Uhatafe :)
Cheesy year mark pic.