Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spiritual Highs Actually Require Effort?

Sent 2/2/2015

S IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS FRIDAY. Talk about spiritual highs (no, not in the Colorado way). But, also, talk about stress of the stresses. It's pretty stressful figuring out all the logistics of her baptism requires a lot of coordination with the right people.

Last Saturday, we had a ward activity, the International Potluck, where members of our ward brought foods from different countries for everyone to try. There were even some members who were on the BYU International Folk Dancing team who taught us so steps. (Let me tell you, it's not too easy in a skirt and church boots.) Two less-active families showed up and one of them even participated in the preparations of the food! S showed up with her friend R AND her daughter! Many members went up to talk with them and get to know them. Things were going great.

Then, the stake building coordinator told us she wasn't able to reserve the building for the time that S's baptism was.

Oh, man.

Just before the night ended, we scrambled around trying to figure out a good time that would work out for S. And before we retired to our beds, I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help this all work out for S. And, you know what? He almost immediately answered my prayer through the feelings of His Spirit. I felt comforted. I somehow knew it was all going to work out.

By the end of Sunday, everything did work out and I almost felt ridiculous for thinking it wouldn't. Everything is set for S's step towards exaltation.

Even though it was a lot of work to put everything together, I'm glad we had to work through all of that just to make sure S's big day is ready to go.

There really is no greater work than the work of salvation.

Sister Wen

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