"As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead and remember that faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths and events that will yet be efficacious in our lives. So a more theological way to talk about Lot's wife is to say that she did not have faith. She doubted the Lord's ability to give her something better than she already had. Apparently, she thought that nothing that lay ahead could possibly be as good as what she was leaving behind."
Sunday, January 17, 2010
FAITH TO LOOK FORWARD
This quote comes from a message by Jeffrey R. Holland. It was quoted in the January 2010 Ensign. I love it! In his address he was talking about Lot's wife from the Old Testament. But, oh how it applies to the widow... or the person going through a divorce or any type of trial... we gotta have faith!