So much happened this week, I’m not quite sure where to begin. For starters I had exchanges this week! This means that for 24hrs I got to be with a different companion and learn from somebody else. I as paired with Sister Weiss who is ALSO a piano major and is an amazing missionary. I love her to death and we were only together for 24 hrs.
We got to teach this man named Vinn and he was not a happy man. As we talked we were explaining how God’s love is unconditional, that He is not happy when we make mistakes or sin, but that He continues to love us through our mistakes and sins. Vinn immediately said, “No. God’s love is conditional. He hates us when we sin. How can He love us through that. No.” We then used the example of,” Well, if your son was arrested for a serious crime, would you still love him?” Vinn: “No. I would hate him. I wouldn’t want to love him if he had made that type of mistake.”
It made me sad that Vinn wouldn’t have loved his son if he had made a mistake, or any mistake for that matter. But I do know that God loves us despite our mistakes. He loves us through our mistakes. He loves us, unconditionally. He wants us to succeed. He wants us to come unto Him.
My favorite scripture this week is: 2 Nephi 1:15
“But behold, the Lord hath redeemed my soul from hell; I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love.”
He loves eternally. He will always love you. I love Him and am so grateful that I get to be His hands here in California.
Hope ya’ll have an amazing week!
Sister Lydia Foster