Monday, July 21, 2014

The Power To Heal Broken Hearts- July 7, 2014

Family and Friends!

The weeks seem to be passing by quicker and quicker each week! We had the opportunity to meet President and Sister Castro this week and they are awesome! They are such a sweet couple and I am super excited to spend the next little while serving with them here in Manaus!
This week I would like to share something very dear to my heart. Two years ago I lost a very dear friend and it shook my whole world. For a good chunck of time I was deeply shaken by her passing. I found confort in none other than music and the atonement. Not so suprisingly I found the power of the atonement healing my heart through the power of music. At the year mark of my friend´s passing I was in the MTC and I cried myself to sleep that night, the pain in my heart was still so great. The 2 year mark recently passed and while I still miss her dearly, the sting was almost not even there. I know that the power of Jesus Christ´s atonement has healed the wound of my friend´s passing.
Last night my companion and I visited a recent convert couple whose 4 month old baby recently passed away due to a heart defect. I could feel so deeply the intensity of this couple´s hurt and I remembered the moments of my pain when my friend passed away. While my pain of lossing a friend is nothing to be compared with the pain of lossing  a child let alone an infant, the knowledge of the healing power of the atonement is still the same. My heart was torn in pieces as they wept and I could feel that Heavenly Father was weeping with them. I could feel Jesus Christ weeping for them. I had the opportunity to bear my testimony that the atonement of Jesus Christ has the power to heal broken hearts over time. That I know that Jesus Christ will heal the hole of their loss and curb the sting of their loss too. Words cannot express the emotions that I feel on this subject and the things that I have learned in regards to the healing power of the atonement. But I know with all my heart that the Savior will heal all broken hearts, all wounds, and all the pains and afflictions of a worn soul. I have felt it in my own life and I have had the opportunity to see it in other´s lives too!
My challenge to you all this week is to ask and allow the Atonement of Jesus Christ to heal your broken hearts, broken souls, and broken lives. I know that the moment that you decide to let Him in, He will heal all that hurts! He is the only one with the power to heal all that hurts. The world doesn´t have the answer! The answer is not drugs, alcohol, pornography, anger, smoking, or abandonment of religion. The answer is Jesus Christ, but we must let Him in first! So take the first step and put your knees on the ground and ask for the Savior to heal you! I know with all my heart that He will heal you of any and everything!
Remember the Lord loves you and the Church is True!
Sister Nay

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