In 3 Nephi 9, Christ described the destruction that had taken place among the Nephites and Lamantes, among other things: fires, floods, earthquakes, sink holes, and whirlwinds. People and whole cities disappeared. After that description, He asked:
“…will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you?” (3 Nephi 9:13)
What a powerful invitation in the context of the disasters they had gone through!
Life is reminding me that Christ is the ultimate healer.
Nothing is out of his power to heal — physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually! One recent witness of this were the hundreds of people I met in Houston who found solace in Christ after Hurricane Harvey. A second witness has been in a new friend Coco, whose life is a testament to Christ’s healing power. Another witness is in my own life, as I reflect on how I’ve been healed from sorrow.
Heavenly Father sent us to earth knowing we would suffer.
And He sent us knowing we would need to suffer in order to become our best selves, and in order to allow us to turn to Christ, who provides…
“…victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, every fear we have ever faced.” (Elder Holland)
My recent HWN has been so many testimonies of Christ’s ability and desire to heal us :)
p.s. I’ve been in Missouri now for almost a week, and have had thoroughly enjoyable experiences :) Check out my full photo album here.