President Spencer W. Kimball: ” “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we came here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”
“Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.” Doctrine & Covenants Section 58
Whenever I hear the song of a bird
Or look at the blue, blue sky
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by a lilac tree
I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.
He gave me my eyes that I might see
The color of butterfly wings
He gave me my ears that I might hear
the magical sound of things
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart
I thank Him revrently
For all His creations of which I'm a part
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.
Whenever I see flowing blonde hair
Tied up with a pretty pink bow,
Whenever I hear the squeal of a child
Making angels outside in the snow,
Whenever I watch the unsteady walk
Of a toddler just starting to roam,
I'm glad our sweet Lucy has brought so much joy,
And is waiting to welcome us home.
-Third verse by Russell Bice, Lucy's Poppa
Program and video by Brent Barson
Music sung by Molly Bice Jackson, Lucy's Mommy
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