Related Posts with Thumbnails

Saturday, April 10, 2010

An Important Reminder

For the past few years I have been going through some intense life changing experiences. As I have been making a lot of inner changes, I have felt myself getting stronger in some areas while weakening in others. This morning I had my visiting teachers over for the first time in a long time. One of the sisters shared something with me, she broke down into tears and said to me in her lovely and beautiful way, " Sister, Heavenly Father really loves you very much because I can feel it." The spirit was so strong as she struggled to bridge the gap created by a language barrier. However, it was written in her expression and her sincerity and the spirit was able to fill in all the gaps. I understood what she was sharing with me and I felt it pierce my heart with clarity. Somehow as I have been so hyper focused on working through some hard and hurtful things from my past, I had overlooked a simple truth. Despite my pain and heartache, my Father in Heaven is mindful of me and that he love me deeply.

He loved me enough to have created my spirit
He loved me enough to have created a beautiful world for me
He loved me enough to have a body created for me
He loves me enough to have sent me His Son
He loves me enough to have given me the gospel
He loves me enough to have given me a loving eternal companion
He loves me enough to have given me a ray of sunshine disguised as a little boy named Liam

He loves me and I had completely forgotten just how much he is mindful of me. I feel humbled and full of emotion. I am so thankful that my visiting teacher shared with me her thoughts, I really needed to be reminded of this truth that I somehow have forgotten. I think about how much I love my son and would want him to come to me if he was hurting. I have come to realize that as a Heavenly parent, he must feel the same way that I do for my own child. He is concerned about me and wants me to be reminded that he is there for me and that he loves me very much. He truly is a loving and caring parent that wanted me to be reminded that he does love me very much and I am grateful that I have been reminded of this once again. I don't have to walk this long and difficult road alone since I have Him to go to for strength, comfort, and love. I guess I had allowed that part of me to weaken as I have tried to strengthen other parts of my life.


Jana Perkins said...

Wonderful reminder! Thank you.