Sunday, November 21, 2010

Faith the Choice is Yours

I enjoyed the conference talk by Bishop Richard C Edgley entitled "Faith--the Choice is Yours." I liked it so much that I used most of it in my Relief Society lesson on faith. I think the part I liked best was when he was talking about the scripture in Matthew 17:20 that says if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can remove mountains.

He said. "I have never witnessed the removal of an actual mountain. but because of faith, I have seen a mountain of doubt and despair removed and replaced with hope and optimism. Because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of sin replaced with repentance and forgiveness. And because of faith, I have personally witnessed a mountain of pain replaced with peace, hope, and gratitude. Yes, I have seen mountains removed."

It brought a new light to my mind and I realized that I too had seen a mountain removed. I have seen doubt, despair, sin, and pain in my own life replaced with hope, optimism, repentance, forgiveness, peace hope and gratitude. Yes I have seen a mountain in my own life removed.

1 comment:

Melanie Mounteer said...

I like it! I have seen a mountain removed! I have many mountains that I have needed removed. Love you mom!