Sunday, November 9, 2008

Insights and blessings

I'm really glad I went to church today. I know I should feel enlightened every time I go to church, but sometimes I just don't feel it. Today I felt it. First of all, it was the primary program which was just fabulous. It was well written, well done, and the spirit was strong. Then in the sunday school lesson, the teacher said something to the effect of we ask God why we have to go through certain trials even when we feel like we are doing all that we are supposed to be doing. She said that it could be that we are not at the point that God wants us to be. In relief society the lesson was about staying steadfast through our trials. It talked about Joseph Smith and when he was ripped from his bed in the middle of the night and was dragged out in the street and tarred and feathered. Then his son died because of being exposed to the cold that night. All of a sudden, my trials didn't seem so bad. I thought, I still have a home to live in, my children are healthy, I don't have to live in fear that my husband will be dragged from our bed and beaten, I have family and friends who care, and I am not forced to walk thousands of miles in knee deep snow and ice pulling hand carts burying my husband and children along the way. Then I started thinking about how Jesus Christ has already endured all of our trials and knows exactly what we go through each day. What a comfort that brings to have that knowledge. I'm so glad to know that I am a child of God and the primary children did such a great job today sharing that message. I'm so glad to have the gospel in my life!

Keilani-ism: On Halloween day. She said, "Daddy, it's raining!" Jake said, "It always rains on Halloween." Keilani replied, "That's because Jesus wants it that way."
Another day I was getting dinner on the table and I asked Keilani what she wanted to drink. She smiled and replied, "Surprise me!"

Sadie Silly: This morning the girls were taking a bath and I went to the door to get them washed up. Just as I got to the door I heard the lock turn to locked position. I knocked on the door and said, "Please open the door." Sadie replied in a sweet little voice, "Is somebody there?" I said "Yes, open the door!" Once again, she repeated, "Is somebody there?" I said, "Yes, and please unlock the door." Sadie and Keilani replied, "We just can't do that right now."
Also this morning Sadie was passing out stickers. She asked Jake if he wanted one. He said, No. She said, "But it has Ariel on it. Do you like Ariel?" He said, No. Then she said, "But it's a circle. Do you like circles?" He said, Yes. She said, "Okay, here ya go." Then stuck the sticker on his hand.


The Tobler bunch said...

Love it! Love you all!

Jennifer Miller said...

I know, when you think your trials are hard, someone always has it worse.

Linda said...

I am sorry you are going through some hard times. Give me a call if I can help or if you just need a friend to talk to. Miss YA.

Anonymous said...

Becky, thank you so much for sharing your lovely testimony with me. I love your blog. I love having beautiful influences and uplifting people around me, and your blog brings just that.

Crazy Black family said...

You guys are awesome, just in case you didn't know. One of my favorite things that lifts me is a talk by Elder Marvin J. Ashton from October 1980 conference... basically he says our trials are for God to show us our strength. Your family must be doing something right!