Lately as I struggle to lose even so much as a pound of weight, I end up feeling alone in my struggle. I don't know about you, but that's not a feeling I like much. There is a desolation and a despair associated with being all alone in my trials. Not that I don't sometimes like being alone. At the end of a particularly moronic day, or when I read and study. I like being alone then to think, comprehend and just be. But when I'm troubled or frightened or afraid for the future, I don't like the feeling of being alone--abandoned, forsaken.
There was someone else who lived a very long time ago who had to walk a path that lead him to a place of utter aloneness. A place He had to stand alone against the world in order to save us from it. Jesus Christ was that someone who had to be so totally and utterly alone in order to understand our sufferings. Today being Easter I was drawn to my feelings about Him and what was said of him last week in the General Conference of our church--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lessons about the Savior were taught in the most elegant of manners beginning with the discourse of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.
When you feel alone, as we all do from time to time, please try to remember that you will never be alone to face your trials such as Jesus Christ faced His. Please watch and listen to the following clip and see if you don't feel to say, I'm not really alone, I have someone who'll stand with me. Enjoy!
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