We think of miracles as large and grand – and they can be – but there are miracles all around us that we take for granted, including spiritual miracles and finding happiness amid hurt and pain.
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Having been raised by inactive parents, both of whom came from faithful, stalwart member families, I remember little or no contact with much family in my youngest years. So, the announcement that our “grandfather” was going to visit us was a surprise. A grandfather! A big word that carried much excitement.
What if we truly despise our face or our body, or we’re afraid to age and nothing short of drastic measures could ever change our appearance? Perhaps we even have serious physical deformities that contribute to our poor self-image and there’s nothing we can do to change them. Must we simply endure these negative feelings until the resurrection?
From The Buffalo News: "Every year since 1937, Latter-day Saints have made their way to a 10-acre patch of land east of Rochester to stage a pageant on their sacred Hill Cumorah, where they re-enact scenes from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Members of the faith believe it was on that hill that an angel called Moroni met with church founder Joseph Smith in 1827 to reveal golden plates that would later be translated into the Book of Mormon...Next year, everyone will pack up and ship out for the last time, as the pageant ends its 83-year run."
The latest video in the Church's "Now You Know" series explains the history and purpose of the Word of Wisdom in just 5 minutes. Help your friends understand how the Gospel way of healthy living is more than just abstaining from alcohol and smoking. The Word of Wisdom is primarily a health code, but the benefits are not only physical. Spiritual blessings, wisdom, and greater happiness are all promised to those who obey it.