Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blessed Be

The following is an excerpt from a talk given last weekend by Jeffrey R. Holland at last week's General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It speaks to my heart and my soul this wonderful Easter season .....

Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path—the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of us all said, “I will not leave you comfortless. My Father and I will come to you and abide with you.”

3 comments:

Tara said...

Beautiful!! That was an amazing talk!

We sure missed you guys today!

Rach said...

I loved, loved, LOVED that talk. Very inspirational and thought provoking. Perfect for the season also! We missed you too, hope you are feeling alright. Let me know if you need ANYTHING!

Kristeen Teeples said...

This was my very favorite talk from one of my favorite apostles. We even spoke about it again this past week as we talked about Easter--and it brought some new insights to us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!