Thursday, April 17, 2014

3 Nephi 22:10-13 -- On Happy Endings

"For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted! Behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children."
3 Nephi 22:10-13

Kind of puts things in perspective when the mountains and hills are going away.  God's kindness and peace make up for even that large of a loss. :)  And the fact that God is trying to comfort us here, even as he talks about the last days, shows that he does care, even about the mortal things that won't matter eventually.  He cares because he knows that we do, and we need to live through these things.  Even though he is God, he has perfect compassion for us, because he suffered for us during the atonement.  There is no pain that he doesn't understand.  And he wants us to know, despite the pain, that things will be okay.  That they are going to get better... much, much better.  Having our children taught by God?  That is amazingly cool.  Definitely not only bad things to look forward to.  No matter what happens, God makes the happy ending possible.

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