Friday, February 18, 2011

In the Hands of the Master Teacher

I would like to share a personal story. Something that has changed my life and has help me understand the importance of life. About three years ago, October of 2007 I came home one night a little latter than usual from high school. When I got home no one was there. For some reason I had a strong feeling that something was incredibly wrong. About five minutes later I got a call from a close family friend telling me that my older brother had gotten in a car accident, and was at the hospital with the rest of my family. In the crash my brother took trauma to his head, in which when the doctors tested him he had no brain activity. We had no choice but to keep him on life support until all our family was able to come, and then let him go. Words can't express what I exactly felt at that time. Today I can still remember all that happened the couple of weeks that transpired after my brothers death. I asked myself, and I asked God some prominent questions. What was the purpose of coming to existence? To live and die, and be no more? I reflected on the things that I learned when I was younger. The Plan of Salvation or God's Plan for all of us. From much searching, and prayer I have come to know that God has a Plan for us. The center of that plan is our Savior Jesus Christ. After Jesus Christ died on the cross, he was laid in a borrowed tomb, and three days later he was resurrected. The word resurrection means the literal reuniting of our body and spirit never to be separated again. In like manner we will all one day be resurrected. In the Book of Mormon there was a group of followers of Jesus Christ who viewed death in this way, "and they never did look upon death with any degree of terror, for their hope and views of Christ and the resurrection; therefore, death was swallowed up to them by the victory of Christ over it". (Alma 27: 28) I know that at this time my brother is in the hands of the Master Teacher, our Savior Jesus Christ, awaiting the time when he, and the rest of the world, will be resurrected. We need to remember when we lose those close to us we need not to fear for we will see them again. I will see my brother again. I challenge all those who read this to learn more about God's Plan, for it will give you direction and purpose in your life. This is my witness; in the name of Jesus Christ.  (The Plan of Salvation)
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