After yesterday’s post, I started to read the next section in the Come Follow Me curriculum for this week. It was the last section, so I wanted to be prepared for our family discussion that we would have about it today.
As I read the heading, I was profoundly and deeply touched!
In that moment, I felt my Savior himself wrap His arms of mercy and love around me! I had just been talking about my “path work” that I felt purposeful in allowing Him to more easily find others. But I hadn’t expected my paths to more easily allow Him to find me!
Tears of relief and joy washed throughout my soul as I read these scriptures . . .
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.
I always forget that He suffered all things, not only for everyone else, but for me too! He knows how this experience feels for me, I can feel it! And He cares! And I love Him for it! I love Him so much, and that is why I am grateful I moved to Costa Rica. For in moving here and going through hard experiences, it led me straight and narrowly to Him.
He knows I am weak. But He also knows that I am strong. I don’t feel alone. I don’t feel afraid when He is with me. So I pray that I will pray daily that I can feel Him everyday of this journey ahead. May I be ever worthy of His sweet Spirit, is my prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.