Monday, November 21, 2011

Spring in Winter

The other day I took the time to walk by a lake, it was a glorious day, the air was fresh and clean, the water was calm, the trees were serene, the light was bright and clear, it felt like a spring day to me, yet it was the winter season. 

I took my jacket for a while and enjoyed the scenery and the mild sunshine and as I was walking I thought to myself that in the course of life, at times we go through difficult moments, but even then, when we stay close to the principles we know to be true, and remain faithful to them, we will see in our lives spring days during our winter seasons!

As I reviewed the teachings of last General Conference I thought of the the following counsel as I reflected upon this matter:

"If we, like President Monson, exercise our faith and look to God for help, we will not be overwhelmed with the burdens of life" - Elder Carl B. Cook. 

"It is essential that we are able to face - with courage - whatever challenges come our way" President Monson 

At the end of the walk I faced with a magnificent structure with hundreds of years, a castle that was build with a foundation of the solid rock of the small island where it stands. There it was, as a reminder to us, that with a solid foundation we too can withstand the winter seasons of life.
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