Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Trek Prep Devotional - Jacob & Maren Price
Since General Conference we have been thinking lots on the doctrine of peace. Everyday we look at the news headlines and discuss the horrors and calamities surrounding us and everyday we are saddened. Fortunately, we have the Good News and the doctrine of the Atonement and our Heavenly Father's love that brings us peace. As we think about the pioneers leaving their homelands and families behind, we think of the peace and comfort they found in the gospel as they did what they knew was right. Many of them suffered death, heartache, pain and the loss of precious loved ones but they pressed forward with hope and steadfastness in Christ.
As we have recently experienced some of these heartaches within our own family, we find that same peace that comes from Jesus Christ and his Atonement. We testify that true and everlasting peace comes from the things of God and not the things of temporal nature. We testify of the Son of Man's Atonement and of its power to heal and bring consolation and peace in times of difficulty and in times of ease; a peace that cannot be found from any other source. We hope to emulate this doctrine within our trek families- especially as these youth 'trek' through such a bitter world seemingly alone.
Jacob and Maren Price