Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tender Mercies

Life can be hard sometimes and usually that's all that can be said, but sometimes, when I'm really quiet and trying to listen, something amazing happens.

I've talked before about how Heavenly Father must have known we were a bunch of idiots because He put a lot of good stuff in the first few chapters in the Book of Mormon - you can find that entry HERE. Once more as I begin again I came across the most amazing scripture that I've read a million times, but not until now has it become a favorite.

"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." I Nephi 1:20

How grateful I am this Easter weekend for the "tender mercies of the Lord". Those few moments I can spend with Aren and Tatiana coloring eggs and talking about which ones are our favorites. Sitting outside with Rick as he digs and scrapes to make a perfect circle around our not perfect tree with bricks and when it doesn't work out he says, "Huh. I wonder which expletive I should use here." Looking at sweet pictures of my darling Lily who left us five years ago but because of the most amazing tender mercy, will rise again and be my daughter forever.

Jesus Christ has risen. He is my Lord and Savior and no matter how hard life seems to get, this tender mercy is eternal.

8 comments:

JAMIE said...

Thank you for the reminder. You are so right.

*~Petra~* said...

Elder Bednar gave an awesome talk about this... It was one of the best conference talks I ever heard! :) Thanks for the reminder. :)

Mom said...

It is moments like these that I say to my self, "Yes, you have made a difference in the lives of your children." Love you MaryB

Denise said...

Thanks, Marybeth.


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Higleys said...

Thank you for your sharing.

Corinne said...

Thank you for a great post MB. It is the Balm of Gilead for me today. Love you guys!

Kim said...

When I was at BYU my Book of Mormon professor called that scripture the thesis of the entire book. I always thought that was cool.

Kimberly said...

Thanks. :)