My gorgeous friend slipped me this note on Valentine’s Day.
How could she have known how needed her words were to me at that time? I suppose there’s only one way, and it’s the spirit. I’m grateful for friends who have that relationship with their father in heaven that permits them to speak for Him and to advocate for him in chosen moments. We need each other! I hope that on occasion I can act in the same way.
Karen’s note reminded me of something important. Quoting President Uchtdorf, she shared the thought that God does not wait. He doesn’t withhold his love because of who we are in dark moments because he knows our eternal selves. He knows everything we can’t see yet or feel yet. He knows our potential and our eventual triumphs. If that’s how He loves, I know I can be better at loving others without boundaries. I can see the best in others- and almost more importantly: in myself. I think I can do this because as Karen pointed out, seeing the best in all things is seeing God in all things.
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. (Ether 12:27)