Road to Damascus
As I sit here thinking about the busy morning my husband and I have had and how everything just somehow works out, even those we think impossible. Miracles, I call them and I have experienced many. I consider myself to be a most blessed lady. I am grateful for my beautiful family, for their loyalty, love, and concern. I have been blessed with a wonderful extended family who remembers me on special occasions making me feel a real part of belonging to this good family; very special.
I am so grateful for the Gospel in my life, it is my life. When I was that little Baptist, the 26th chapter of Acts was my favorite chapter. “The Road to Damascus”
After becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I thought, “What is my favorite chapter in the Book of Mormon?” The 26th chapter of Alma is my favorite. Ammon and his brethern had been on a mission to the Lamanites and Ammon are rejoicing over the success they experienced. When he expressed this his brother Aaron rebuked him saying that his joy carried him away unto boasting. I love Ammon’s response to his brother: (verse 11) “I do not boast in my own strength, nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God. Verse 12. Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
And this beautiful verse 16: Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold who can glory too much in the Lord: Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.
And the last verse, 37. Now my brethern, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen.