It seems unimaginable the trials that people are asked to endure in this life. I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and His plan of happiness. I am grateful for the power of the preisthood and the eternal ordinances preformed in temples. I know that when we are asked to face the unimaginable that these things are what gives us the strength to endure. I know that in the most painful of moments that it is our personal relationship with the Savior which matters most. In the March Ensign there are these words from President Gordon B. Hinckley:
"We know not all that lies ahead of us. We live in a world of uncertainty. For some, there will be great accomplishment. For other, disappointment. For some, much of rejoicing and gladness, good health, and gracious living. For others, perhaps sickness and a measure of sorrow. We do not know. But one thing we do know. Like the Polar Star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith. In sunshine and in shadow we look to Him, and He is there to assure and smile upon us."
It seems that Friday will be the day little Gracie Gledhill chooses which "home" will be hers. I am humbled by the example of her family and feel priviledged to have been able to witness their journey. Although Gracie's heart was broken when she came to this earth, I believe that she has strengthened many hearts with her sweet spirit, mine being one.