Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Merciful Resurrection

A couple of days ago Leif and I babysat our good friend's children. While we were caring for the children I caught a glimpse of why the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means so much to me.

I was standing at the kitchen sink and before I knew what was happening, I heard "Drink Mom!" This little plea came from my friend's two year old daughter. She has beautiful blond curly hair and a bright flashing smile. I was instantly struck by the thought that I had two little ones who would be her age. She was born right around when my girls were due to be born.

It's moments like those that send a mother who has lost a child straight to her source of faith. During those times I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the plan of our Heavenly Father. I can not fathom the hopelessness that would envelope me without the sure knowledge that because of Jesus Christ we will all live again. This knowledge heals my soul on a daily basis. I know the pain that comes from the loss of a loved one. I also know the merciful relief that comes through the Atonement of our Savior.

I know that my Redeemer lives. What Comfort this sweet sentence gives.... He Lives!


Patricia Potts said...

Thanks Lena. Thanks for sharing your pain along with your faith on this beautiful Easter Morning. He truly comforts us in any and all losses. Love, Patricia

Heidi Hamilton said...

That was a simple, beautiful post Lena. Your faith is such a wonderful example to us all. Happy Easter!

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