Monday, August 26, 2013

Peace Amidst Affliction

Christ, The Prince of Peace, can bring peace to us during times of trial, trouble and all manner of affliction.  It's the 'peace that passeth all understanding."

Sister Kathleen Hughes shares the following:
"Our families need the peace of God in their lives, and if we can’t or won’t invite the Lord into our lives, then our families become a reflection of our own turmoil. Women are asked to be nurturers to their families, but we must also be firm; we must be the hard rock footings on which our homes can stand. Our families need us to speak peace to them, just as the Lord speaks peace to us. Our homes need to be places where our families and friends want to be, where all who enter our homes can draw strength and courage to face the challenges of living in an increasingly wicked world. Our children need to hear us “talk of Christ, … rejoice in Christ, [and] preach of Christ” (2 Nephi 25:26) so that they may know to what source they can look for the peace that “passeth all understanding” (Philippians 4:7)."

It truly is ONLY in and through Christ that we can be saved.  He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.    We would do well to examine our lives and see how closely we are seeking to emulate the Savior, His will, His teachings and His plan.  Then, we can act to change things that are out of line with reveled truths and correct principles - that we may, someday, make it safely back home.  There is no other way.