Thursday, August 27, 2009
for the beauty
i really love this photo.
i don't know why.
maybe because i loved this day
maybe because i love the temple
maybe because of this ladys rad outfit
the backpack and pins on the hat seal the deal
this photo always makes me smile.
I have been so engulfed in the love of my father in heaven lately, it has been amazing. and i don't mean that to exaggerate or boast or pretend life is perfect, but truly I have had some hard times. I have had to pick myself up in times that i didn't want to exist. I am just so blessed to have such absolutely WONDERFUL sweet friends. the people that surround me are above and beyond in love, charity and kindness toward me. my friends and family that have cared for me in rough times, are what picked me up. without a doubt, God has put these people into my life for this specific reason. they are the answers to my prayers. I am just continually astonished in the ways God ALWAYS answers my prayers. i am lucky to know that I can pray to my loving heavenly father at any time, and in any place. I love KNOWING that he wants the best for me and loves me so much. He always has his arms open to me and will guide me through this life.
In my recent scripture study I came across these particular lines that I'd like to share... from D&C section 6
"...for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation."
"...behold, as often as thou hast inquired thou hast recieved instruction of my Spirit."
" I will encircle thee in the arms of my love."
"Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?"
"...even so am I in the midst of you."
"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hand and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen"
Our heavenly father wants everyone to have this gift. he lays it before you. it amazes me how so many people seek for happiness in some other place. momentary joy is littered throughout the earth, but true, everlasting and eternal joy is in the gospel of Jesus Christ. each person can learn and pray for themselves to know for themselves if this is true. I promise there is only happiness in doing so.
the moment i chose to turn to God when i was lowly crying on the hospital floor, my life changed. i began a relationship with a God that is all knowing, all loving, and forever by my side. in this, there could be nothing more precious to me.
i wonder what the pink backpack lady in the image is thinking. i watch her husband play with his overly large camera. do they know that that is the house of the Lord? do they smile because they can feel his warm Spirit? there is nothing better than to feel close to God and know that he loves you indiviually.
i'd like to make that couple out of clay. bright colored.