Calling back the dead
And though I’m not yet as I would be
So, at the end of the day, hands hurting or heart hurting, I am grateful for the reminder of Christ’s perfect hands and the fact that He chose to love and serve with His hands. I hope and pray that I can follow His example and serve those who are in need (Deut. 15:7-8, 11; Psalms 63:4).
I am so excited to report that the proliferation of ‘Anything for a Friend’ is at hand and it is clear that God does indeed ‘turn all things for your good’ (Doctrine and Covenants 98:3.) I am grateful to be part of something so wonderful; something that will serve and bring relief to countless families. This is an incredible blessing and I thank Heavenly Father for the insight that Brenda and Denise have received throughout this process in bringing this concept to life. They are truly powerful women in HIS HANDS (Mosiah 23:10)!
I know the pain and burning in my hands will eventually subside, but I hope to never lose the feeling that has been created and the reliance that I have formed on my Heavenly Father. It is worth all the pain because I know it is not in vain.
Mormon 5:23: Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power…?
'Mom's Heart' moment: On Saturday night we were talking with the boys about the true meaning of the Easter celebration; showing pictures of Christ and talking about what he did for us, when Eli's eyes got brighter and bigger than usual and he turned to Justin and said, "Dad, do you have Jesus' phone number?" (The antecedent to his question being his memorization of his grandma's numbers ).
Justin smiled and said, "Yes I do!" Eli was even more intrigued as Justin went on, "it's called prayer."
I felt grateful for the insight and the fact that Justin jumped on this teaching moment, when Eli burst into uncontrolled laughter...We'll have to continue teaching powerful concepts...over and over!