When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cool, Clear, Water

Oh how I love a family day trip!  Especially when it involves food and fun and water!

We had to start the day with a road trip, and then a picnic!  There is just something about eating all the food outside that makes it taste, well, better!

The girls were so excited to be here, that they called a family truce and decided to have a day where they all got along!  It was amazing!

We found a great place along the creek, where the water started out shallow and just kept getting deeper.

And colder!

And just so much more, well, fun!

Until they were all swimming like a bunch of little fishes!

Well, almost everyone.  The others were enjoying the peace and quiet that comes from a wonderful day in the woods by a peaceful stream.  I suppose, you can't wish for more than that.

Water, it is such an amazing thing to experience.  It gives us pleasure, enjoyment, satisfaction and life.  I am sure that it was no accident that the Savior is referred to as "living water".
In John 4:14, the Savior taught that “whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The Gospel of Jesus Christ heals broken hearts, brings meaning into lives, binds loved ones together forever, and brings great joy.
The faith of our fathers is full of hope and joy.  It is a gospel that gives us wings to fly.
As we learn to embrace the Gospel more fully, we are filled with wonder and love.  Our Savior proclaimed, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”   John 10:10
He wants us to have abundance!  He wants us to be happy!  He wants us to be a joyful people!

The abundant life is a spiritual life. It is a life where we recognize the blessings that we are given and where we are willing to feast at His table and drink from His living waters.
Believe with all your hearts that He loves you, that He is mindful of you, that He wants you to return to Him.  All is not lost.  No matter what has happened in your life, the waters are there for you to immerse yourself in.  They are pure and clean and refreshing.
May each one of us drink deeply and often from the living waters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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