What a weird time we are in right now. Everyone keeps asking how I am doing, and the truth is, I don’t know. I am not sure if any of us truly know how to process what is going on. But if there is one thing that I do know, it is that everything is going to be okay.
And right now that may seem like a crazy thing to say. However, I can feel in my gut that even though things will be different, the change is going to be good in the end.
“All things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.”2 Nephi 2:24
This verse sums up why I can find peace in this time. In a time where it feels like we have no control, where we are forced to stay in our homes, unable to meet and continue on with our normal routines, we can know this is all part of His plan.
Maybe he knew that the family unit was becoming weak. He could see that something needed to be done to remind us of just how important it is to spend time with those we love; to reach out to those we love. There is nothing more important than family.
Maybe he noticed that our priorities were on things of this world and not focused on Him. We’ve become a materialistic world more focused on the outward than the inward. We idolize the money, beauty, followers, etc, and we forget to put God first. We forget to work on ourselves, on the souls that live within us. We have lost who we are and we have forgotten who made us. And all for what? To seek acceptance from the world instead of seeking the love of a God who loves us exactly as we are, flaws and all?
Maybe he saw that we needed to come together. That we need to stop this back and forth banter with each other. We need to be open. We need to listen. We need to unite. It breaks my heart to see how much division there is in the world today. It actually overwhelms me to the point where I feel paralyzed. I can see the logic in both sides and wish that everyone could do the same. We need to learn how to be strong in our beliefs, but we also need to do so with grace and understanding. And I don’t know how or at what point, but I feel that if we can come together, we can get through this better than when we started.
Maybe he loves us all so much, that his heart is breaking right now. He never wanted to cause so much death, pain, suffering, and emotional turmoil, but he knew it was the only way to save us.
I don’t know if this will help anyone, but I needed to get my feelings out there, for the past two weeks I have been sleep walking through what is going on and I needed to find meaning in it in order to accept it. So that is what this is. This is my meaning and how I am finding peace right now.
I will finish with this quote, which seems fitting for the current world situation.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Lets use this time to build our inner light. To reconnect with ourselves, with our family, and with God.