Sunday, July 16, 2006

Tender Mercies

Small miracles happen in in our lives all the time. Oft' times, these gifts are the tender mercies of the Lord, which are evidence of the Lord's love and concern for us. These are very personal and individualized blessings that we receive from the Lord. They come in a very timely manner, and provide us just he help and support we need – just when we need it most. Such blessings might include: strength, protection, assurance, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts. All these are according to the tender mercies of the Lord. He knows us, he knows our challenges in life, and He knows what we need to get through them.

Some may scoff, and try to explain these things away as mere coincidence. However, the Lord’s tender mercies do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Faithfulness, obedience, and humility invite His tender mercies into our lives, and it is often the Lord’s timing that enables us to recognize and treasure these important blessings.

This was the topic I spoke on in church today. You can read the full text of the talk here.

1 comment:

Tigersue said...

I love Elder Bednars talk on Tender Mercies, it is one of my most favorite talks of all time. Full of hope, love and compassion.