Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm So Thankful for the Peace the Priesthood Brings

What a beautiful sabbath day we had yesterday.  On Saturday we had a wonderful Stake (church area) Woman's Conference. I loved the classes I was able to attend and was reminded of how much I need to rely on Our Savior and Heavenly Father to give me strength.  I felt The Spirit so strong yesterday in Sacrament Meeting and then again as the Bishopric taught our 5th Sunday Class. I fell so very blessed that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I am so thankful to know that I am a Daughter of God and that my Heavenly Father loves me and is continually watching over me.  I am thankful for my older brother Jesus Christ and his willingness to suffer and die for me that I may be forgiven of my wrong doings and ultimately gain Exaltation. What a blessing it is to know that death does not end our family relationships but through the Holy Temple we are sealed for eternity.

Dan and I had the opportunity to attend the priesthood ordination for 3 young men in our Ward (neighborhood). It was a very choice experience to feel of our Heavenly Fathers power being given to these to these boys.  Two of them were ordained Elders and received the Melchizedek Priesthood. One of the young men was our next door neighbor who I have watched grow up for the past 11 years.  This strong 18 year old man is an incredible example in all that he does.  He is amazing!  He excels in his school works and pushes himself to achieve excellence in all that he does academically.  He is a spiritual giant and leader at Church among the other young men. He is a gentleman and respects women.  Thank you Jack for allowing me to be a part of your ordination.

The other young man that received the Melchizedek Priesthood is one our our Home Teachers along with his Dad.  Just 1/2 hour after the ordination they came over to assist Dan in giving me a Priesthood Blessing in preparation for my surgery this morning.  What a great opportunity to have this young man be able to participate in a blessing of healing for the first time.  It is had to explain to someone who hasn't experienced it for themselves the peace and comfort that comes when worthy Priesthood holders lay their hands on your head and pronounce a blessing on you from your Heavenly Father. I have felt such an increase of love, peace and assurance that all will be well. I no longer have the worry and anxiety that I had before.  I know that the Priesthood of God is real and here on the Earth because I have felt it's power and have seen the miracles that can come about from its' use.  I am so thankful for a loving Heavenly Father that blesses us daily and this morning I am thankful for the peace and comfort I feel from Him.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your surgery goes well today! I'll be praying for you!