September 1, 2019 - Our Savior Jesus Christ paid the price that we may live again and has taken the sting out of death. We add to that message: We can live again with our families - families are for ever. Death is never easy, whether the young or old die. We are sad at the loss of our loved ones. But they are NOT lost, we will "find" them on the other side where we can continue our relationships with them. They are only gone for a short while.
We just finished a seven-week Bible Study Class that the Sisters taught each Friday. We had some great discussions and felt a very sweet spirit as we studied the Savior's Life. Other Branch Members and a few people that are currently being taught joined us. Here is the schedule:
Two deaths in one week are two too many. We are grateful for our knowledge of the Great Plan of Happiness: We can return to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ with our families. We pray for these families, that the Holy Ghost will comfort them and support them in their time of loss. I have found comfort in this poem:
The Ship - Bishop Brent What is dying? I am standing on the seashore, a ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says: "She is gone." Gone! Where? Gone from my sight that is all. She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination. The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone!" There are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout: "There she comes!" And that is dying.