Saturday, April 23, 2011
I was sitting in my room the other night and saw a box of band-aids and it made me think of a couple of things. The first thing that came to mind was being a little kid and playing outside. While playing outside you scrape your knee and you come inside crying and mom puts a band-aid on it and holds you close telling you it's going to be okay. I dont know what it is about a mother's love and touch that makes everything okay and feel better.
The second thing that came to mind is the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how it helps heal us and make things better.
My companion found this picture and showed it to me...
When I saw this, two things popped into mind.
1. Savior and His love for us...
2. All help and guidance can come from the scriptures.
In this picture we can see a map and a compass. The map standing for the path we travel and the compass keeping us on track. Now the second map and compass we see is the scriptures and the Savior. The scriptures being the map of things to do and places to be and the compass being the Savior. We are all human and take wrong turns or trip along the path and get scraped up but thanks to our Compass, the Savior, we can be patched up with band-aids and truned around to try again. As little kids learning to ride a bike we all fell and got scraped up but because of the love of our parents we got band-aids put on our scrapes and were told "it's okay, keep trying." The Savior does the same thing, we trip and make mistakes and take wrong truns but he picks us up, puts band-aids on our scrapes, turns us around and tells us, "it's okay, keep trying."
The Savior's love and guidance is never out of reach, just like your mom is always there when you hurt your knee. They are both there to put band-aids on our scrapes and scrathced and to tell us, "it's okay, keep trying."