My Heart Pondereth Continually
I talked with LHB this morning about Down Syndrome, she was recently added to a new Facebook group where she saw many difficult problems some people with DS have, as her news feed was filled with various problems other mothers are facing. She was wept over their plight and said how she understood how the Savior must have been moved with compassion and wanted to heal all. She said how she wants to help others and JMB in every way she can, but she doesn't want to make DS her life.
I suggested, that this was the nature of mortality, the nature of the telestial kingdom we live in, there are many, many terrible things that occur here, and we have a short opportunity to choose what we will focus on. Abortion is probably a worse heart-breaking evil then many of the troubles that DS people face. There will be an unending variety of evil that our fellow man afflicts us with. Just as the Savior said we will always have the poor with us, we will always have evil and other problems of mortality. The question that we should ask ourselves, is if this is the kingdom we want to remain in, or do we desire to move into something better, and then get our direction from the Lord in what manner he desires that His children be helped, taught, persuaded. We become a better servant as we rise in our heavenly progression.
I later said my morning prayer and when I got up, I thought about the increased light and intelligence that I've been blessed with. The problem I've had with gaining understanding of the things of God, is that they are not immediately able to be applied. Knowledge is gained, which by itself is exhilarating, but wisdom blossoms, it unfolds into our lives and into the decisions we make gradually.
There are so many things I want to do. I want to read the scriptures again, Ezekiel, Isaiah, taking with me the keys I have obtained through faith, and unlock many of the mysteries there, as I have with other scriptures.
It's for this reason, that I asked the Lord to give me a leap in understanding, and he responded by helping me understand deeper symbolism in the ordinance of Baptism. I prayed further that my understanding may again be moved forward.
I had to get back down on my knees and thank the Lord for such blessings.
Nephi had great and glorious visions, and it was a work, to learn them long after the occurred. "Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard." (2 Nephi 4:16)