Friday, December 4, 2015

Alma 40:11 -- On Going Home

"Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life."
Alma 40:11

I like the idea of death leading home.  I'm not saying that the idea entirely removes the trauma of losing someone in this life, of course... but I like the idea that what seems like an end to us will be actually a joyful reunion, and that it will be familiar and comforting, not foreign and frightening.  In the scope of our eternal lives, our mortal lives are such a short period... just a blink, really.  And then God will welcome us home.  Maybe it is a little like going off to college or boarding school... leaving the familiar behind, but also looking forward to learning a lot and becoming more independent.  We'll be different when we return, but still ourselves, and welcome always in our Father's home.  Today, let's look forward to that reunion without fear, using our time here wisely, so that we have something positive and good to show off when we get there. :)

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