Date

October 22, 2018

Area

Uwajima

Companion

Foster choro

Week 60: That I may heal you

"Will ye not now return unto me, and repent of your sins, and be converted, that I may heal you? Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me"

Jesus Christ is our Lord and Redeemer, the Savior of the World. Not only does He have the power to heal us, but He has the desire to do so. He loves us. I know that He loves every one of us with an infinite, incomprehensible love.

I was recently talking with a man that shared with me that he doesn't think he's ever felt happiness in his life. I asked him if he wanted to be happy, and he said it's impossible. He's old, he's got no future, we should just go and share our message with younger people. They have a chance of changing, he said.
I promised him that there is happiness for him in this life, and that happiness rests in the Savior. He has the power to heal the spiritual wounds that keep us from feeling the Love of God and experiencing true happiness. He repeated that he's too old, and he thinks it's impossible for him to change at this point. At that moment, I wanted to grab him by the shoulders and say, "Will you come and see? You don't have to change yourself. You just need to let Jesus change you. He's ready and willing to help you along the path, regardless of when you start walking."

The man shut the door, and my words remained unsaid: however, think I understand a little more the emotions behind the Savior's words spoken to the Nephites in the Book of Mormon.
He says "Will ye not now return unto me... That I may heal you?" We don't need to do much. Just come to Him. If we can't walk to where He is, He is more than willing to carry us. I sometimes imagine Him looking at our broken, bruised, and sometimes crippled spirits with healing power literally engraven in the palms of His hands and saying, "I love you. I don't want to see you in this kind of pain. Won't you let me help you?"

I invite you all to allow the Savior to help you. Let him soften the blows and bandage your wounds. He is the master healer. He overcame it all. Let Him heal you.


Elder Bayless




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