This morning I read an article by one of the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Deiter F. Uchtdorf. As a former international airline pilot, he is known for his many analogies between the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the art of flying. This time, however, he has branched out into boats and trains. He shares an experience his family had when he was a child in Czechoslovakia and Germany during the last days of World War II. Please take the time to read the full article here: My Peace I Give Unto You. I found it to be calming and hopeful. Here is how he sums it up:
“We live in perilous times. Nations are perplexed, judgment is upon the land, and peace has been taken from the earth (see Doctrine and Covenants 1:35; 88:79). But peace need not be taken from our hearts, even if we must suffer, grieve, and wait on the Lord.
Because of Jesus Christ and His Atonement, our prayers will be answered. Timing belongs to God, but I testify that our righteous desires will one day be realized and that all our losses will be made up to us, provided we use the divine gift of repentance and remain faithful.
We will be healed—physically and spiritually.
We will stand pure and holy before the judgment bar.
We will be reunited with loved ones in a glorious resurrection.
Meanwhile, may we be comforted and encouraged as we rely on the Savior’s promise: “In me ye might have peace” (John 16:33).”Elder Deiter F. Uchtdorf; “My Peace I Give Unto You” (March 2023, Liahona magazine).
Have a great day, everyone, no matter what your circumstances. Create the best day you can and find the Peace of Christ in your soul.