Hey y’all! Today didn’t start out so well. My back hurt really bad so I skipped 5th period and just went to school late. Other than that today’s been pretty good. Ryann came over after school and we just laughed and watched some TV.
Today’s theme is… Jesus Read the Scriptures and So Can You
I read a few chapters in 2nd Nephi (In the Book of Mormon) yesterday, but as today went on I kept reminding myself that I needed to read today. ….. For the post. Which thinking back on it is horrible, I love reading my scriptures, but the main reason I wanted to do it today and not just push it off til tomorrow was so I could post about it. And as bad as that makes me feel, I’m really glad that I decided to do the 25 day challenge so that I would do these things every day.
But, I still had to write the post, and it’s getting late. So I did one of my favorite things, opened my gospel library app and decided to listen to them instead, like what I’m doing right now.
As I mentioned before, I’m reading in 2nd Nephi, which is talking about the 2nd coming. It keeps talking about the consequences of following either Satan or God. And it keeps listing all of these blessing that come with following God. One of my favorites so far is in Chapter 9 verse 45, “O, my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins; shake off the chains of him that would bind you fast; come unto that God who is the rock of your salvation”.
And it made me think of a movie I was watching about a half hour ago, McFarland, USA. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a really poor school in California with kids who work in the fields just to put food on the table for their families, that start a cross country team. I won’t spoil the movie, but all of the characters are portrayed as extremely hard working. And all they have to deal with is hardship after hardship, and ones that most of us will never even have to think about.
As I watched, the word unfair began to run through my mind. People don’t choose their situations, why don’t they get what I have? Why do good people have to go through such horrible things?
Which is a question that I’m sure we’ve all heard before, and even though I knew the answer, it seems I needed a reminder. Good people go through hard things. And bad people get away with bad things and get rewarded when they should be punished. But the creator of the Earth is fair, and our creation is fair. These good people that suffer will be rewarded, maybe not in this life, but in another. Those you did bad will pay for what they did. There will be fairness.
Matthew 5 goes through many situations, these are just a few:
Verse 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Verse 6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”
Verse 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God
(My favorite) Verse 10 & 11 “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
I hope you guys liked this post, it gave me a good peace of mind after a hard day. Love y’all! -Aspen AKA The Author