Claire called me this morning on her way home from her
12-hour, three-day, night shift in the burn center.
Sometimes, those night shifts are brutal, and she's exhausted
and talking keeps her alert as she drives home to her apartment.
Claire is so good at this burn tech job.
because She knows intimately about burns.
I've been thinking a lot about faith and its meaning.
Sometimes, I've felt that faith means if we hope hard enough,
it will come true, and if it doesn't come true, then we didn't pray or
hope hard enough for the answer we wanted.
But that's not how it works.
Faith is hoping and praying that we'll be able to trust in God's plan,
whatever that plan may be.
Sometimes, we have faith, but what we want isn't the outcome
and sometimes it is.
Faith is trusting that God has everything in control.
And He does.
"...because of the Atonement and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For all who have laid a child in a grave or wept over
the casket of a spouse or grieved over
the death of a parent or someone they loved,
the Resurrection is a source of great hope.
What a powerful experience it will be to see them
again—not just as spirits but with resurrected bodies."