Brother Chris Herring, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mexico Ward
First of all, I hope everyone had a very happy and joyous Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thanksgiving has long been remembered as a time for family and friends to get together and renew ties and celebrate relationships.
However, little did I know, a few days after James asked me to write an about Thanksgiving, my beloved cousin would die that very day.
How could I, or his other family or friends remember this holiday as it was intended ever again? Not only this holiday, but other ones or for that matter, any day when you lose a loved-one.
In the case of my cousin, I will always be thankful that he was able to endure many health and other challenge in his life. I will be thankful for the times that we spent together. What is really special to me is the time I was with him and his sisters while he was in the hospital.
In times like these, whether on holiday or not, I am thankful everyday for the love of God and my Savior Jesus Christ.
“For God’s so loved the world He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).
Because of this love: Each of us has an opportunity to come to Earth and like Adam and Eve make choices that determine our eternal destiny. With these experiences comes trials, sickness, joy, sadness, hardships and an opportunity to learn to love and forge an eternal family.
Because of this love: All of us will be resurrected and regain a body, that will never be subject to disease or death ever again! This is only made possible through Jesus Christ whom suffered, bled and died for us. Jesus was resurrected so that we will also live again in the flesh.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.