Today was a rainy day and I felt like cuddling up in a blanket to watch a movie with my daughter so she would take a nap and I could too, but I decided to watch a video clip on turning outside ourselves instead of taking a nap. It made me think of my potential in serving others. So instead of “dreaming of mansions above”–I woke up to “do something more.”1 I decided to share the greatest motivation in my life–the love of our Savior with those who care to listen. Instead of thinking of a rainy day as a forlorn storm, I hope we can think of the rain in reference to our Savior Jesus Christ who has overcome the storm so we can start anew–and who helps us to grow as do the flowers after they receive rain.
“Celebrate the gift of victory over every fall…sorrow…discouragement …[or]fear we have ever faced—to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins…Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, suffered, died, and rose from death in order that He could, like lightning in a summer storm, grasp us as we fall, hold us with His might, and through our obedience to His commandments, lift us to eternal life.”-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland 2
I know Jesus Christ lives and that as we turn to Him, he will help us overcome!