"The task ahead of us is never as powerful as the force behind us."--anonymous
A recent email from my sister-in-law Beverly reinforced the above quote to me. Beverly works a full time job. She is also the Relief Society President in her ward. (For those of you who aren't Mormon, Relief Society is the church's women's group and is responsible for much of the compassionate service that happens in a ward and in the community.) When Beverly was called as RS President, her ward was going through (and continues to go through) a number of crises, including several members receiving chemotherapy, another involved in a horrendous accident, a funeral to plan, in addition to the regular welfare needs of a large and sprawling congregation.
In her email, Beverly affirmed her belief that the Lord is giving her strength and knowledge to fulfill all of her responsibililties. What faith she shows. And what insight into the grace of the Lord, that He will make up for any lack she might feel.
So, for today, I am grateful for Beverly and those like her who turn to the Lord.