Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Alma 17:10 -- On Allowing Ourselves to Be Comforted

"And it came to pass that the Lord did visit them with his Spirit, and said unto them: Be comforted.  And they were comforted."
Alma 17:10

This is interesting.  It reminds me of confirmations, when they say "receive the Holy Ghost."  ... I think there are a lot of times when we don't receive the Holy Ghost, and when we refuse to be comforted.  Why is that?  Do we think that we know more than God does? 

If God tells us to do something, it is okay to do it. :)  Having the Holy Ghost around (the Comforter) and being comforted are pretty cool and important things in our lives, and we should probably give in and accept a little comfort once in a while. I'm not saying it isn't hard... it is.  It is hard to accept and feel comfortable with ourselves sometimes... hard to accept comfort when things aren't going the way that we want them to... even hard to believe that we can have comfort amidst the difficulties that we currently experience.  But God is always there, offering comfort when we need it.

Today, let's try to accept His gift. :)

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