What I am most thankful for when I read this today is that my resolve to put off the natural man and live my life as a disciple of Jesus Christ have only deepened and solidified since then; and my feelings of gratitude for this life-changing journey I’ve taken only grow stronger every day, through every occasion when I choose in even the smallest way to be more like my perfect and loving Savior.
‒ The Great Plateau ‒
I feel as though I am standing on a great plateau, gazing out over my trials of the past, which now lay before me in ruin—diminished and destroyed by my powerful testimony of truth, and washed away by a flood of sacred blood, shed by the Master with His infinite atonement. I see the height at which I stand, and look upon my past and say to myself, “I was once down there, and now I am up here; look how far I’ve come!”
And with courage, I turn and look ahead toward a great mountain. I see the paths that are winding and long; I see the rocky cliffs that are steep and treacherous. But with my resolve, which comes from knowing where I have once tread and yet still overcome, I journey ahead wearing the armor of God, and holding fast to the rod of iron which no longer eludes me; and there on the horizon, at the top of the great mountain, though far as it may seem, I behold the Celestial glory of God shining brightly before me, lighting my way along every path that I shall traverse in order to return to Him.
And though long may be my journey, and heavy the load which I may at times carry, I press forward with an unshakeable faith in a loving Father in Heaven and His divine Son, relying on Their promises of everlasting life, glory, and exaltation.
- Wade A. Walker –
October 5, 2009
|"I was once down there, and now I'm up here. Look how far I've come!"|
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