Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Because He Lives: Meditations on Christ

Because Christ lives...
My ancestors came to America to worship in peace

Because he lives...
They made laws that protected religious freedom

Because he lives...
My ancestors joined with other Mormon converts and moved West to Illinois
Nauvoo, IL

Because he lives...
They moved West again to worship in peace



Because he lives...
My ancestors built villages all across the barren Western lands

Because he lives...
They raised their children to believe in Christ

Because he lives...
My grandparents married and had children

Because he lives...
My father joined the Mormon faith 

Because he lives...
My parents married and had children

Because he lives...
My parents taught us to believe in Christ (and eat ice-cream on Sunday after church)

Because he lives...
I married instead of going to graduate school and pursuing a career

Because he lives...
My husband and I had children instead of nice cars and pure bred dogs

Because he lives...
We have taught our children to believe in Christ (and the Restoration of the priesthood keys to Joseph Smith)

Because he lives...
Our children are happy 

Because he lives...
Our lives have meaning (and messiness)

Because he lives...
Each death will be sweet as we gather in love to say goodbye
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1 comment:

Holly said...

Amazing to see how where we are is all because of Jesus Christ.