Something that my loving companion did to me this week. We were in our personal study one morning, and a huge cockroach ran out of my scriptures and went under the table. I left the room for a little time, and came back. My comp told me that she killed the cockroach. So I sat down in my chair again, with a breath of relief and started reading my scriptures again. About 5 seconds later, she started to laugh, and that worried me a lot...I knew that she did something. I stood up and looked at my chair and found the dead cockroach....I had been sitting on. She thought that would be funny. She is just so loving right?
This week I was meditating the scripture in Hebrews 5:8, "y aunque era Hijo, por lo que padeciò, aprendiò la obediencia." I never really thought of it this way, that Christ learned how to be perfectly obedient, because he had so many trials and opportunities for him to learn to be obedient. For us to learn obedience, it means that there is a choice involved, opposition. If everything was just perfect all the time, without us having the opportunity to choose between right and wrong, we would never learn how to choose what is right. If I know that alcohol is something that we should never drink, but I have never seen it in my life and never around it, then it would be super easy to *choose* to not drink. But the real obedience that we show is when we have all of the bad influences around us all the time, and we choose to be obedient. Even when the temptation is so prevalent and so desirable, we choose to love God more. And from all of the things that Christ had to suffer, which was everything, he learned to be perfectly obedient.
I hope that everyone is getting ready for General Conference this week! Prepared spiritually with questions that you need answered, Ive already got mine! :)
Love you all!