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.