Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bitter Into Sweet

One of the exciting things about the gospel of Jesus Christ is how the Atonement can make bitter into sweet. As we grow closer to the Savior we find that He doesn't only help us through the trials of our lives and fill our future with tender mercies, He changes the past. I don't know how He performs this miracle, but things that were once negative, horrible memories are changed. Sometimes we see them differently. Perhaps we see how we were part of the problem or we understand why someone else did such a terrible thing. Sometimes we are just able to let the memories go. It is like they are erased or at least the dark emotions attached to the experience are erased. Other times I'm not sure what happens, but with the love of the Lord in us the memories no long hurt but are somehow seen as a needed learning experiences. We actually are grateful for what the experience taught us.

I'm not sure how the Savior does it, but I am so thankful for the way He changes the bitter from my past into sweet.


Wendi said...

Amen. I'm so thankful for the many miraculous aspects of the Atonement. :)

Alyssa said...

It is such a wonderful thing.

I can't wait to see y'all Sunday evening! :)

Barb Elder said...

Very well put. God knows what we need and he gives us many opportunities to learn and if we are willing to learn we will be blessed and come to understand the Atonement better. Thanks Sherrie.