Friday, January 12, 2001

Alma 17:13

"And it came to pass when they had arrived in the borders of the land of the Lamanites, that they separated themselves and departed one from another, trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest; for they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken."
Alma 17:13

This is a good scripture, not just in the context of the missionary journeys of the sons of Mosiah... but in our journeys of life, and our missions here.  I was thinking this morning of a friend of mine from college... we were amazingly good friends, and I miss talking to her, and sitting on the steps of our favorite building eating barbecued potato chips (brought by me) and yogurt covered pretzels (brought by her).  I haven't seen her for years, but I miss her.  And, that is just one instance of the b'zillions of people that have passed through my life in some way, and then have gone in a separate direction.  I think that it is amazing that God gives us the hope of seeing those people again... our families, our friends... everyone that we love and care about.  Other people *are* our clinical experience, but not *only* that... they are the reason for existence as well.  Immortality and Eternal Life absolutely alone wouldn't have much meaning, or purpose.  God's reason for being is us, the whole human family... and our reason for being is each other.  Remember today, in your daily walk... that people are more important than things... and trust in the Lord that you will see those you care about again.

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