on saturday, the district went to help a recent convert trim her grass…which the grass is more like huge weeds about 2 feet high. i was hoping she had a trimmer that we could use but of course i knew we would have to use machetes. i sat for a while while the others cut the grass hoping they wouldn’t want me to use that machete bc i wanted to keep both of my legs. but then my companion made me try it out… so yes, whitney rogers used a large machete and a stick to cut huge weeds. i even have a huge blister on my pointer finger to prove it!
“and behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea the Son of God.
And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of EVERY kind; and ths that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
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 how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
NOw the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upoin him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgression according to the power of his deliverance…”
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE VERSES.
not only do we learn that the lord suffered every pain, temptation and affliction of every person in the world, but he did so in order to understand what we would be going through in order to help us more. HE LOVES US THAT MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
life is not meant to be easy. we are here in order to grow. in order to become like our savior. “SALVATION NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE EASY!” but when we have the savior standing next to us or even carrying us, we are able to endure and persevere.
i want every single on of you to know that salvation is hard bc heavenly father wants us to learn and to grow. he wants us to be just like him, and in order to do that we have to exercise our agancy and choose to follow Him or follow Satan…it is that simple. but i know that when we rely on Jesus Christ, we WILL overcome everything and in the end we will become like him and we will live with him again.
les quiero mucho,
h e r m a n a r o g e r s