Today is Fast and Testimony Meeting. (In this meeting, members of the congregation come forward to the front of the chapel and bear their testimonies of the Savior.) Once again, I lack the courage to bear my testimony aloud. And once again, I wish I could find that courage. But I want my family, my friends, to know of my love for the Savior. So here is the testimony that resides in my heart:
He lives. Christ lives. He is here for you ... and even for me.
A favorite hymn includes the words, "... He calms my troubled heart." Indeed, the Savior has calmed my troubled heart during this last month. He calmed my troubled heart as I watched my much-loved sister fade away. He calmed my trouble heart as I lay beside her, holding her hand, on that last night. He calmed my troubled heart as we celebrated her life at her funeral.
My words are but palty vessels to convey the depth of my love for the Savior. Words will always be paltry vessels for this most important truth: the Savior lives.
Joy for today: knowing that the Savior lives.