Sunday, July 16, 2017

Resurrection and Rebirth

This is one of my favorite topics.  When we talk about the word resurrection, we usually think of the scriptural references to the resurrection of the body after death, the reunification of spirit and body.  Yet the power of resurrection is not limited to the resurrection from physical death.  Each of us have experienced a death of something possibly as difficult than physical death.  We have experienced the death of hopes, dreams, desires, relationships, etc.  

*Christ has said that if we come to him, he will heal us and that all things are possible for him.  

The death of our hopes and dreams comes not because the realization has become impossible, but because we believe them to have become so.    We stop turning to God for solutions, and instead seek consolation, and I believe that there are times He gives us what we ask for instead of what He could give us if we had the courage to seek it.  

Yet, when that flame of hope, love, faith, etc. has gone out, we still need a spark to relight it.  The fuel of possibilities is still there, but the light has gone out.....sometimes the fuel is burned up too and we need a total refill or recharge.  But most often what we need is that flicker or glimmer of hope that we get as we remember and are grateful for the many blessings we already have. As we remember these blessings space is created for the Savior to come in and resurrect our joy, and even to enlarge our capacity for it.

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