Last night I went to a life changing play. It was called "A Mighty Change of Heart" put on by the Stansbury Park Stake. It was the story of Alma and Abinadi and it was AMAZING. I felt the spirit SO strong throughout the entire thing. Needless to say, I balled the whole time. But I will be forever grateful for Brother Winters and everyone that put all their time into making this production. It was 2 years of work for them but if they knew how big of an impact it had on my life and so many others I know they would do it again in a heartbeat. It was one of the greatest things I have ever experienced in my life. I was touched so incredibly much by it. I can't be grateful enough that I went. It made me realize again so many things that I already knew, but in a new and different light. I am so grateful for that opportunity I had to go. It strengthened my testimony so much. It was definitely a tender mercy from the Lord. He is so great! His plan is so perfect! I wonder if I lived back then if I would have followed Abinadi? If I would have the courage to do what Abinadi did? Or if I would have followed King Noah and given into the ways of the world? It raises a lot of questions, but one thing I do know is that I can have that Faith right now, in today's world. And that even if I don't make a difference to anyone in my life but ONE person, then it is all worth it. It will make a difference; Just like Abinadi and Alma. I am so grateful for my Savior and that because of him I can return to him forever and be able to go to the temple & be with my family for eternity. I don't know where I would be with out my Family. Just yesterday, the high school coach of my summer team I coach got killed in a car accident. It hit me really hard. I feel for those girls and his daughter that I played with. It really set me back. Things like that can happen to any one of us, at any moment. I don't ever know what I would do if my Dad ever died. He means so much to me. It would be probably the hardest thing I would have to go through. But it is comforting to know that we can be with our family forever! FOREVER! We have that promise!! The Savior went through all He did so that I could be with my family for eternity. He makes it possible! Because he loves us SO much.. he loves ME so much! It is a lot to grasp. I am sure I don't even realize how much he loves me, but of what I DO feel... It overwhelms me. I am So blessed.
I want to say that I love you to all of my family and friends. You are in my life for a reason, and I thank you for everything that you have done. Even if it has been just a kind word or two, it has made a difference. And I hope that in some way I can make an impact in someone else's life like you have in mine.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Posted by Lindsey at 12:47 PM