Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sweet is the Peace

Here is a beautiful interview with the parents of one of the sweet children that passed on last week. I read a little more about them here, and they are members of my faith.

Such a powerful example to all of us. We can't help but ask "HOW?" How can they have such peace, even though they have been wronged, and their lives will never be the same?

The only answer is in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. All I can think of are the words I read so many times in my missionary manual: "All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ."

These last few days I have been feeling very discouraged. Discouraged that so many people still don't realize that our society's problems go so much deeper than gun control laws. I firmly believe that this nation was founded under divine guidance and blessing, and to see so many now trying to take that away and condemn it breaks my heart.

I believe whole-heartedly in the words of Ezra Taft Benson:

"Only the gospel [of Jesus Christ] will save the world
from the calamity of its own self-destruction. Only the gospel will unite men of all races
and nationalities in peace. Only the gospel will bring joy, happiness, and salvation to the
human family”

This is what I believe. I pray for our country. I pray for the world. And I pray for those who are currently suffering from all the tragedies taking place. There is still hope. There is still light in the world.  I hope we never forget that. 


  1. I'm pretty sure that is the family who came back to Utah to bury her. Ogden was tying pink ribbons all around the city to remember her. So heartbreaking. :(

  2. You know how to put these truths so well Annie. Love you. And love this message.

  3. Well said Annie. You also speak the truth. I know it. I love you. You are amazing! Love you.

  4. I loved this! Thanks for posting.