Life-- my life-- isn't perfect, and I'm guessing yours isn't either. There have been hard times, sad times, and times when I wonder what the point of it all is, and I want to just stay in bed and never get out again.
But when those times come, I remember a gift that was given to me long ago. A gift that has given me courage to get out of bed, to think beyond the gray clouds of shock and hurt.
And then I start to think-- to remember.
I remember that life isn't about getting what we want, it's about giving what we want. What do we want this world to be? Do we want to fill it up with love and laughter and compassion and heart-felt kindness? Then we need to give this to others. Do we want to see the world come to peace with all it's people? Then we need to offer peace.
But how is this possible? Especially after such down-to-the-core soul anguish? Especially if the we know other person doesn't deserve it? Is it even possible?
It isn't enough to say, 'forget it'. That doesn't work. That will only get us on our feet and moving for a mind-numbing season, and then we re-glimpse at reality, and we get hurt all over again. We need a deep healing-- one that goes past the hurt, and heals us.
We need Sub-Atomic Healing.
It is healing from the inside out. It is changing the substance of our hearts-- our souls-- to transform into something that lets the hurt be healed. We can't do this on our own. Not even Ant Man can get this deep. We need a Healer.
But who would this Healer be?
Jesus is the Savior. He is the Savior that was given as a gift to all humankind. He didn't come and just take upon himself the sins of the world-- that was only part of it. He fulfilled the Atonement-- which means that the hurt and sadness we feel when we, or our loved ones, or anyone who has been, or ever will be, the injured ones-- we can heal from that hurt. He has felt what we feel, whether it be sickness or sadness, pain or regret....He knows. He knows the pain intimately. He knows sorrow and sickness-- but most importantly, He knows how to heal.
He works from the inside out. He changes our hearts to feel like we can do anything-- because with His help, we can. We can do anything and everything when we partner up with the Lord. He has infinite power and grace-- sufficient to heal all hurts, completely.
But here is the wondrous part: He always leaves us better than we can even imagine. He does this because He fills us up with Light. The Light of Hope and Life is a beautiful thing. It is feeling peace and joy and an unconquerable spirit of hope-- a feeling so strong, that you have to wonder if you are ever going to be the same again.
This Light will change you. It will drive you to make changes in your life, to do what you have to do to feel this peace and love inside you always. It means that your heart will soften, your hurts will heal, and the love-- the unstoppable love-- will come forth, and spread to others.
It is a healing so complete, so profound, it is what can change our world, and heal it.
"And again I say unto you, sue for peace, not only to the people that have smitten you, but also to all people; And lift up an ensign of peace, and make a proclamation of peace unto the ends of the earth; And make proposals for peace unto those who have smitten you, according to the voice of the Spirit which is in you, and all things shall work together for your good...That you may be the children of light..." Doctrine and Covenants 105:38-40, Doctrine and Covenants 106:5
|Light Enters In, by J. Wester|