- David A. Bednar
I’ve never really made a personal post on here but I felt impressed to do so tonight. If you knew me well you would know I’m usually pretty reserved and independent so I’m not fond of asking for help. I decided that I would ask for help today even if this is the only time I do it. My dad passed away on Monday and he was my absolute favorite person. He endured a long fight with brain cancer and he fought until the very end. When he was given the choice to go, he went. The pain was too great for his body to withstand any longer. I loved him dearly. My whole family did. He was kind, gentle, and the most amazing dad and friend I could ever ask for. It would mean so much to me if you would pray for my family and I as we go through this very difficult time. We all know that he is with God now and we will see him again but we miss him so much and my mom is devastated. My mom told me she thought of our Savior suffering when she saw my dad in such pain. I know Jesus Christ felt his pain and my pain. I know being close to Him will be a great comfort to me and my family. I know this is part of Heavenly Father’s plan and it wouldn’t have happened if we were not strong enough to get through it. I know that my testimony will be strengthened through this experience and I can feel God’s love and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. I love all of you guys and I’m so grateful to be associated with you. God bless you all.
"And this is the marvel of marvels; that he called me Beloved."
"Please do not lose hope in the Savior and His love for you. It is constant. He promised that He would not leave us comfortless."
"I decline to accept the end of man… I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail."
"Satan would rather that you define yourself by your sins instead of your divine potential…Don’t listen to him."
"I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me."
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12 vs 21