Monday, August 4, 2014


Jesus climbed the hill
To the garden still
His steps were heavy and slow
Love and a prayer
Took Him there
To the place only He could go

Jesus loves me
So He went willingly
To Gethsemane

He felt all that was sad, wicked or bad
All the pain we would ever know

While His friends were asleep
He fought to keep
His promise made long ago

Jesus loves me
So He went willingly
To Gethsemane

The hardest thing That ever was done
The greatest pain that ever was known
The biggest battle that ever was won
This was done by Jesus.
The fight was won by Jesus.

Jesus loves me
So he gave His gift to me
In Gethsemane

Jesus loves me
So he gives His gift to me
From Gethsemane

Saturday night I went to bed and found myself praying.  That's not an unusual occurrence, but this night there were many dear friends on my heart...

In my little circle there are many that are struggling.
Feeling lost.
And just so sad.
Facing trials that could break them.

As I prayed, I kept repeating the phrase ...and please, Father, let them feel thy peace, the peace that only comes through the Atonement.  Please...

With tears on my cheeks and a continued prayer in my heart, I closed my prayer and drifted off to sleep.  As I was slipping into sleep, I heard this song.  It's one of my favorites.  But I've never heard it sung quite like I did that night. A chorus of angels were singing me to sleep, reminding me of the greatest gift I've been given.  Helping me recognize and remember the love of our Father and our Savior.

This morning on Facebook, I read the update on our little friend Ethan that his mom posted last night...
For those who haven't heard, Ethan has gone steadily downhill on a slippery slope today. He has basically lost one function after another. We were told by the doctors that he will most likely not make it through this. The kids are on their way, and they will make sure to keep him alive until the kids can get here to say their goodbyes. There is a very small chance that things could turn around, but right now, it isn't looking good. I am so grateful for the plan of happiness, and the peace of the gospel. I don't know how we would do this without it.

He felt all that was SAD.  
All of it.
Even this.

We're not alone.
We never have been.
We never will be.

I am so grateful.

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