I’m visiting some distant family members in Colorado. The rain is falling today. They are out running errands while S.M. decided to run to the store. I get that rare quiet morning, listening to the splatter of rain on pavement, and watching a small bird peck at a puddle of water.
In the Word, I am finding some gold. I love reading how Jesus was predicted in the Psalms and Old Testament, and how it meshes with the New Testament. Here’s some examples:
Psalm 34:20: He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
Then, I swing on over to John 19:32-33:
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
Quiet mornings with the Lord are indisputably revealing, but only if you want to see the truth in its pages. Some people who have been abandoned by their fathers don’t call God, Father, and some who have been hurt by the Mormon church, walk away from God, because God was equated to be the church.
God is not the Church of Latter Day Saints.
He is everywhere. He is bigger than a building and more powerful. Don’t run from Him. He loves you so much. He pursues us even when we reject Him.
Forgiveness is the key.
Without forgiving the Church of Latter Day Saints, you won’t be able to move forward. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to reconcile with anyone, but it means you choose, without seeking justice, to forgive the person or place so you can more forward and not be the one held prisoner by your anger.