Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lord of the Small, Simple Things

Hello, all!  It has really been a while, and we are sorry.  We have had quite a few trials these past few weeks, though that is no excuse for not writing in our blog.  We hope you will forgive us.

Gauchay and I are part of a choir called "From the Heart".  It is a community choir, basically made up of students from BYU-Idaho, that gets together every semester and does a fireside every Sunday night for about 2 months.  It has been an amazing experience, and if you live in Rexburg, we would definitely invite you to come listen.  It is an amazing experience.

One of the songs that we are doing this semester is called "Lord of the Small Things".  Now I'm not going to lie, when I first read this title I instantly thought of Lord of the Flies.  But, that obviously is not what it's talking about.  It is of course referring to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and how He is Lord over all, even the small things.

In the scriptures we read that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise." (Alma 37:6).  

This song, coupled with this scripture, has helped me in the past few weeks.  One of the trials we have been through is that Gauchay has been really sick.  So sick that she was basically bedridden for most of the day.  This was obviously hard on both of us for different reasons.  And I definitely needed the Lord's help with small things, such as laundry, food, cleaning, etc.  And it all worked out.  Gauchay has even been blessed to get better and she is back to her usual, perky self.

Too often we only think of God as this Great Being who helps us in our most dire circumstances and is there to help us repent and bring us back to Him.  This is true.  But that is just a part of what He does.  He is Lord over all things.  He will help us with our homework.  He will comfort us when we are feeling down.  He will open our minds to new thoughts and new ideas that we hadn't thought of before.  In essence, whatever thing we ask or need of God, He will do it for us.  He loves us.  We should never think that something we need is not important to God.

I promise you that as you let God become fully invested in your life, even in the small, mundane tasks, you will feel a power in your life that wasn't there before.  The Spirit of God will be more manifest in your lives.  You will feel happier and have more hope.  Most of all, you will feel Heavenly Father's love even more, because you are letting Him into your life, which is what He most wants.

Let us always remember that He is the Lord of the small and the simple, the menial and the mundane, the ordinary and the obsolete.  He is Jesus Christ, the Savior of us all.

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