Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 288: Ye Shall Obtain

The closing hymn in Sacrament Meeting was, "I Believe in Christ".  My first thought was, Ugh, this is such a long song, but I soon found myself engrossed in the words and was moved to tears by the fourth verse.
I believe in Christ; he is my King!
With all my heart to him I'll sing;
I'll raise my voice in praise and joy,
In grand amens my tongue employ.
I believe in Christ; he is God's Son.
On earth to dwell his soul did come.
He healed the sick; the dead he raised.
Good works were his; his name be praised.

I believe in Christ; oh blessed name!
As Mary's Son he came to reign
'Mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
To save them from the woes of sin.
I believe in Christ, who marked the path,
Who did gain all his Father hath,
Who said to men: "Come, follow me,
That ye, my friends, with God may be."

I believe in Christ-- my Lord, my God!
My feet he plants on gospel sod.
I'll worship him with all my might;
He is the source of truth and light.
I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
From Satan's grasp he sets me free,
And I shall live with joy and love
In his eternal courts above.

I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,

With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.
(Text: Bruce R. McConkie, 1915-1985)

How grateful I am for the Savior and for all of the love and happiness He brings to my life.  It is because of Him that I am able to overcome my trials, or at least bear them until I can overcome them.  What a wonderful gift the Atonement is to me.  "I believe in Christ; so come what may."

Ha ha:
There is a little girl at church that loves me (I of course, love her too).  Lately, every time she sees me, she wishes me Happy Birthday.  Anyway, after Sacrament Meeting I walked up to speak with the bishop.  When I turned around her mom came up to me and said her daughter had something to ask me.  I turned to her and she asked, "Did you get those shoes for your birthday?"  (I was wearing my hot pink platform Jessica Simpson pumps.)  I laughed and told her I had.  Her mom went on to tell me what had transpired to bring up this conversation.
Apparently, when I walked up to lead the choir in their musical number, her daughter turned to her and said, "Mommy!  Look at her pink shoes!"  She asked her if she liked them and she emphatically said, "Yes!...Can I go touch them?"  She told her to wait till after Sacrament.
So, after Sacrament when I walked past them to speak with the bishop, unbeknownst to me, my friend's daughter was crouched down on the ground poking and stroking the back of my shoes, during my entire conversation!  Ha ha!

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