Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Heaven Sent ( Recognizing the Tender Mercies of the Lord) Lesson Given by Linn Evans, RS Presidnet

In the opening chapter of the Book of Mormon, Nephi tells us one of the reasons that he is writing this record is to show us “that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith.” Nephi 1:20
1000 years later Moroni pleads with us to: “remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men” Moroni 10:3

Elder Bednar tells us that the “Lord’s tender mercies are the very personal and individualized blessings” that come from the Lord. They are little everyday miracles that come to us when we need them the most and remind us of how involved both the Savior and Heavenly Father are in our lives. How many times do we overlook them and think that they are just random coincidences? It’s the Lord's timing that allows us to recognize them as blessings and not coincidences.

When we recognize the Lord’s tender mercies in our own lives, we realize that He knows the challenges that we face and knows what will help us get through them. May we strive to remain close to Him - so we will qualify ourselves for His personal and individualized blessings and when we receive them remember to acknowledge them with gratitude to Him.

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