merry christmas - be of good cheer :)
I hope you are all enjoying your holidays with friends and family. I haven't been able to stop thinking about those little children that lost their lives in Connecticut, and how they can't be with their families on what would have been such an exciting and magical day for them.
During this season where we focus so much on Christ, I can't help but mention my testimony. I believe so deeply that there is a Heavenly Father who loves us, and that those little children are being embraced in that love right now. A lot of times when there is tragedy, people ask themselves if there is a God, I mean, how could he let such horrible things happen?
It is in moments of tragedy and heartache where my heart believes and hopes even more deeply that there is an afterlife and a Heavenly Father, because without that hope, then what is there? Where would be the justice for horrible acts like this? Where would be the rewards of love and courage?
I know Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ's birth, but I can't think of Christ and not think of the atonement.
"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.”
- Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin"
My favorite scripture is what gives me comfort in times where I can't understand, or am hurting...
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Remember the true meaning of Christmas, and enjoy this beautiful season with friends and family :)
Love you all!
GET THE PARTY STARTED
♥ the best day
♥ bikinis & diet coke
♥ disguised blessings
♥ a novel about my feelings
♥ a "utah" mormon
♥ twenty five before twenty five
♥ blonde hair
♥ four eyes
♥ remember to be kind
♥ arm pit hair