Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

Go To Him

 Summer of Many Mercies

Have you any that are sick?

Bring them here,

He will heal them

Have you any that are lame, bent in pain, hurt or yearning?

Do your burdens weigh you down?

Go to Him.

He will lift you up

He will make you whole

And if you put your faith in Him you shall see greater miracles than these...

(Greater Miracles, Hilary Weeks)

3 Nephi 17:4-10

I have been taught a lesson every day this week in different ways...on a walk with a friend, in a letter from my missionary son, and as I read 3 Nephi.

This is the lesson:  if you are in need...then go to Him.

And I realize that it is a tender mercy that we can.

It was the lesson from my missionary son that has burned the deepest imprint in my heart...so I hope you won't mind if I share a bit of his letter with you...

"...Then we opened to this scripture in john 6 and it is when Jesus talks about the Sacrament and how we need to partake of His flesh and blood and those who are listening leave because they don't understand that He is talking spiritually, even after He tells them, and so they leave.

Then christ turns to the apostles and says, "will ye go away also?"

And peter, mighty peter, says Lord, to whom shall we go?

Thou hast the words of eternal life.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!!!!"

Peter knows to whom He needs to look, to whom He needs to go, and where He can turn for peace.

It's that simple and peter will do it every time.

It's like when you can't get up at six thirty to whom will you go?

When you are struggling with your calling to whom will ye go?

When you don't know what to do with your life to whom will you go?

All I can say is this, that in order to be truly happy go to the Savior as fast as you can.

I know that the Savior is Jesus Christ.

That we can be forgiven of everything that we have done and that He is the way.

The savior is the way!

He has given us the way!"

(Elder Joshua Freeman, Atlanta Georgia)