Mourning, of course, is a process of healing. It’s odd, but processes that help us heal are always uncomfortable and painful. Yet, over time, they prove themselves to be extremely effective. A time of mourning can also be these three things: a time of solemnity, a time of fasting, and a time of prayer.
Because Christ lived a perfect life and sacrificed Himself for our freedom, we have the chance to build a partnership with God. But after we make that covenant with God, how do we keep it?
When Christ feels distant, we likely need to take some sort of action to feel close to Him again. So let’s look at ways to see Him when He isn’t obvious in your life.
How many times in the scriptures are the words “Fear not” spoken by Jesus Christ? He speaks it like it’s a simple thing, like there’s an On/Off switch that can stop the fear we feel. So is He wrong? Or can it really be as simple as Christ makes it sound?
Christ may not come when we expect Him. He may not do what we think He should do. But if we learn anything from Easter, it’s that He does come to bring hope and salvation.
It may seem like Christ is distant, that He isn’t coming, and that it’s too late for Him to help you anyway. But He isn’t far away, He is coming, and it’s never too late for Him to help you.
If we do want to follow Christ, why don’t we? Why is it sometimes difficult to do what we need to do to be close to Him?
I sat in my Christian History classroom last year, waiting for class to start. My professor strode into the room, shut the door, gave us his typical staredown, and asked us what we had thought of General Conference the weekend before. At BYU-Idaho, this wasn’t a strange question. Even some of my non-religious classes had […]