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Thursday, January 31, 2013

God's Love

Hubble Ultra Deep Field
According to NASA- there is an estimated 10,000 galaxies in the above picture. And this is only a fraction of space pictured.

I'm taking a "Pearl of Great Price" Institute class this semester. In class we talked about God's creations and discussed the following scriptures:

"And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purposes; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. ... But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them." --Moses 1: 33, 35

We then discussed how amazing (and it undoubtedly is incredible) it is that with the trillions+ of creations God has- that He not only knows and loves each of us individually, but that He takes time to individually care for us. We talked about how Christ, the creator of "worlds without number", took the Nephite children one by one and blessed them (found in 3 Nephi 17). He didn't just give a group prayer/blessing on everyone present and call it good. He devoted time, energy, and love to each child individually. And He does the exact same for each one of us. Patriarchal blessings are a very real evidence of that.

I know that for me, it can be easy to feel small, ignored, and insignificant in the craziness of this world. (I especially feel this way when gazing up at the stars.) It can be easy to get caught up in the thought that with all of God's creations- how does He have time to care about you and your problems? But we must remember the last part in the scripture above: "but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them." Pretty incredible huh?!

He does know me individually. He does know what's going on in my life- my trials and triumphs. He does hear and answers my prayers. He does love me.

How eternally grateful I am for my testimony of these truths. I truly am one blessed Daughter of God.

1 comment:

  1. Amen Jess. It really is amazing. Now I got to go write a talk about that same thing. Thanks for the jump start.