Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fast Sunday

So today is fast Sunday. I am currently unable to bear my testimony in church so I thought this would be a good place to do it. Today I was sitting in Sunday school and the phrase "Anchor of hope" came into my mind. Followed by the following: We live in a world of so much sadness and despair. There is so much hate, war, depression, disease of every kind physical, mental, and emotional. Our world's financial system is coming apart at the seems. There are many with no way to provide for their families anymore. There are many who have lost everything they hold dear. Marriages and families are being destroyed in mass waves. Indeed there is plenty in this world to feel hopeless about. Life seems to transforming into a massive tsunami of horrible situations. And among all of the chaotic waves and wind and trembling of the earth, there is but one place which is calm. An Anchor Of Hope. Christ is the Anchor Of Hope for all existence. He knows what it is like, for He was a Man of Sorrows in His own life. He also knows what is best for each of us and that as long as we are not dead we are making progress. Even when we stumble and fall backwards it is progress. We get to repeat our process over again with knowledge we didn't have before. Tell me that this is not progress. I dare you. He will hold us fast in our lives and give us the hope we need to continue our cause. I don't know why I chose to write this today. Maybe because I, more than anyone, need this message, and now it is recorded tangibly for me to read next time I fall. I want to close this entry with some advice from the master. "Be still, and know that I am God" (D&C 101:16). Happy Fast Sunday


  1. I needed to hear that too. Thanks Mike.

  2. It's interesting to me that you would have that come to your mind. Cause I went sailing today with my brother. I said if a storm comes I'll say Peace Be Still and maybe like Christ we'll get back on land safely. I said it kind of kidding. Yet that was on my mind today as well.
    I pondered the scene and thought of Christ being awakened on the ship and coming to the rescue in such a powerful way. I love that part of the life of Christ.