Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Watchmen On The Tower.

Last July, I got a text from Jane, who informed me that
The Killers were coming to Raleigh in September.
Jane loves LOVES The Killers!
She woke up suuuuper early to buy tickets for her, Ollie, and Gigs, too!
And since then, we've been listening to only one band exclusively:
 The Killers! Obviously.
Yesterday as we were doing homework at the table 
I heard an audible gasp followed by tears.
The Killers canceled the concert because of COOOOOOVIIDDDDD!!!"
We had a moment of silence for losing that opportunity, along with many things that have juristically changed
 our lives and, most prominently, our livelihood.
It's been another disappointing blow from this horrific pandemic.

I am reminded of some lessons President Nelson taught
us to as we think about what this pandemic has taught us:

"Adversity is a great teacher. 
What have you learned in the past two years that you always want to remember?
 Your answers will be unique to you but may 
I suggest... lessons I hope we have all learned and will never forget."

"Lesson: The Home Is the Center of Faith and Worship
Lesson: We Need Each Other
Lesson: We Hear Jesus Christ Better When We Are Still"

Despite the personal anguish and heartache we've experienced
in our homes, lives, communities, church, and schools,
 I am trying so hard to see it differently because, honestly, somedays
I am so resentful and mad.
I am so thankful for a prophet who is our watchman on the tower
and who is and will continue to
 warn and guide us during these difficult times.
"I have set watchmen upon thy walls,
 O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
 ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence."
Isaiah 62:6

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