Thursday, April 23, 2009


This verse of scripture was part of my scripture study yesterday. “And it came to pass that the Lord did visit them with his Spirit, and said unto them: Be comforted. And they were comforted” (Alma 15:10). As I read, these words seemed to come alive. They danced off the page and wrapped themselves around my heart and comforted me with peace and joy. And I didn’t even know yet that I needed to be comforted!

The words and the spirit that accompanied them warmed, calmed, and empowered me, but most important the feelings stayed with me all day so that when the doctor gave me the news I was fine. I wish I could give you the feeling instead of just trying to explain it because these poor words don’t even begin to describe what happened. But my testimony of the power of scripture to guide, heal, comfort, and bring joy is increased.

All of us face some sort of Grizelda, but whatever your trial the scriptures can bring you the same power to deal with the problem.

Tomorrow will be another of those in-need-of-comfort days, as I move into the treatment part of this adventure. But I’m not worried because I know He will comfort me through that, too.


gwendolyn said...

Just a sign of how loved you are--the Lord was preparing you with comfort ahead of time. And is that MRI image really you? Wow. I can see how Grizelda would put pressure on your eye. Infact, as I look at her now, I can see it (assuming this is your image :)

All my love to you and keep in mind: I am good company for a laugh, a soft shoulder, good DVD watcher, or even looking through my macroscope at the miniature wonders that God has created in this beautiful world (you being one of them--not that humans can fit under a macroscope . . .)

Laresa said...

Mom You are wonderful. What comfort you give each one of us! I love you and we are thinking about you and praying for you. Now I think after that post I will go read my scriptures.

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Gwen, It is my image. Grizelda is in the circle, however, this is the first Grizelda and not her clone. I don't have a picture yet of the 2nd Grizelda. Thanks for the adorable sign and for the kind words. And I might need that shoulder or laugh!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Laresa, Good girl! Keep reading!

Gwendolyn said...

I don't know much about radiation, if it affects appetite, but when you're up for a beautiful drive, I know two seats at Spicy Lady restaurant that have our names on them!