Friday, December 26, 2014

D&C 101: 30-31 -- On Glorious Rest

"In that day an infant shall not die until he is old; and his life shall be as the age of a tree;
And when he dies he shall not sleep, that is to say in the earth, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and shall be caught up, and his rest shall be glorious."
Doctrine and Covenants 101: 30-31

I like this idea of glorious rest.  We don't usually think of death that way.  Occasionally as rest, but almost never as glorious.  And yet, here, when it is talking about the Millennium, that is how it is. :)  I like the "changed in the twinkling of an eye" part.  No pain or suffering.  Just instant resurrection: mortal to immortal in a snap. :)  Doesn't it make you want to live there, with your loved ones, in that time, where death is glorious, and probably not uncertain or unwelcome?
Today, let's remember that the future will be glorious, no matter what things are like now.  God has amazing things in store for us, and we have a future that goes beyond death.  Christ gave us that.  And whether we die through more conventional means, or we are translated from mortal to immortal instantly, we all have an eternity of glorious rest to look forward to. :)  Not saying that our problems aren't tough.  Just that they all pale in comparison with that. :)  So, let's remember to focus on the good that waits in store for us. :)

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