Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ether 6:5 -- On Furious Wind and the Promised Land

"And it came to pass that the Lord God caused that there should be a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters, towards the promised land; and thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind."
Ether 6:5

This is talking about how the Jaredites got to the promised land, and what struck me about it is the furious wind.  They were tossed upon the waves of the water, and that doesn't sound like a very comfortable trip.  The wind was an integral part of that journey though, despite discomfort.

So it is in our lives, right?  We get tossed around quite a lot sometimes, but the very wind doing the tossing is the same one that delivers us to the promised land.  We have to endure the discomfort in order to find our peace.

Later in this chapter (verse 9) it talks about how, during the journey, they sang and they prayed and thanked God for helping them.  I liked that as well, thinking about our lives and how we have to find joy in the journey.  We can't wait for perfection before we cultivate some happiness in our lives.

Today, let's thank God for the journey, and for the wind, even though it isn't always comfortable, and it forces us to grow and change.  Let's rejoice in changing for the good and on moving towards God in our lives.  Let's stick with him and make it to the promised land.

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