We had many wonderful talks and musical numbers yesterday in church regarding this easter season but one in particular stood out to me. it was a talk about the resurrection and one of the questions posed to all of us was "how can we prepare for our own resurrection?" that question really touched me and made me think a little bit more about this life and what i will do while I'm here to prepare for my own resurrection. what will i do to make my resurrection a glorious time when i will get to stand beside my brother Jesus Christ? How can i prepare my mind, body, and spirit so that i can take as much with me after this life? I don't really have much insight on that question because I'm still pondering it a lot in my own head but now you can ponder it too.
Another point during this week that stood out to me was when someone was explaining to us how there is always good and bad going on in our lives but we just have to choose which one to look at. It really is our choice whether to see all the bad in our lives or whether to look at all the good because we can't really do both at the same time. If we are so focused on the bad in our lives then we will hardly ever see the good and we will fall into all sorts of depressing moods, but if we choose to look the other direction and see all the good that's happening, all the tender mercies, all the miracles and all the love in our lives then the bad quickly departs and doesn't come back unless we invite it to. I love the hope and the peace that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into our lives. it says in the prince of peace video "He offers peace to all who follow him" and i love the use of the word follow when we talk about the Savior because following is an action. it is something we continually do and the act of following is what brings the blessings. we don't just come unto Christ and then stop. we come unto Christ and then we follow him, we plant our feet in the same places he does and we look forward to the place he is leading us to which is Eternal life with our Father in heaven.
Well, that's all folks! have a great week and remember that we celebrate the Savior and His resurrection year round. it has Eternal value so why would we only value it in our own lives once a year? never stop believing, never stop pushing and wanting to be obedient.
Love you all!
Love, Elder Cluff