Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Living and Dying Unto Him

"And the elders of the church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for and lay their hands upon them in my name; and if they die they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me.

"Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection.

"And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them . . .

"And again, it shall come to pass that he that hath faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed" (Doctrine and Covenants 42:44-46,48).

This week taught me about faith.

About healing.

About the miracle of Life and the miracle of Death.
And God's will.

And I have cried and cried and cried in all my being taught!

One of my friends had MIRACLES happen to her as she was in surgery for her cochlear implant.  CLICK HERE to read her AMAZING story.
Another one of my friends, on his journey back to Father in Heaven, received an ABUNDANCE of miracles as well. CLICK HERE to read about his AMAZING last day on earth.
One friend will continue to "live unto Him."

The other has "die[d] unto Him."
"O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and  @#!*% , which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit" (2 Nephi 9:10).
I know that God's Plan of Happiness provides the way - the ONLY way - back to God's presence.

How grateful I am to friends who, through the goodness of the Savior's infinite and eternal Atonement, live and die unto Him.

1 comment:

  1. I just spent the last hour or so reading about your friend, Brother Heder, who passed away. No dry eyes, that's for sure. I hope the family is doing okay. I think it's the hardest once you go back to normal life, keep going. Thank you for your words(comments) on my blog. I appreciate your testimony and willingness to share what you're learning.