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Where Jesus Walked

If
by Carma Salvesen
From the November 2010 New Era

If I could go to Galilee And walk where Jesus walked And sit in tender grasses On the hillside where He taught. If I could sit and ponder On a rock that knew His hand, Or walk along the seashore Where His feet had touched the sand. My spirit yearns within me, But it doesn’t seem my fate. I’ll never walk where Jesus walked. I’ll never see … but wait. I worship in His temple Where I know He’s walked before. Have His feet been down this hallway? Have His fingers touched this door? Has He stood here in this very room And looked at what I see? In the beauty of His temple I can feel His love for me. I close my eyes and picture Him, My worries melt away. I don’t need to go to Galilee Or travel far away. For my tender heart is filled With what He wants me to be taught And my testimony burns within— I’ve walked where Jesus walked! Sharing Time: How have you walked where Jesus walked?

For God So Loved the World

John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This verse reminds us of the Atonement and how grateful we are that Christ died for us so we could return to Him. However, I do not think we understand the true depth of this scripture.

When we are enduring trials not brought about by sin, often the questions "Why me?" or "What did I do to deserve this?" are at the forefront of our minds. Many cease to believe in God on the basis that if He really cared He wouldn't let terrible things happen to innocent people. Such thoughts are the result of not understanding the plan of salvation, especially the Atonement.

Elder Richard G. Scott said in an October 1995 General Conference:
Now may I share some suggestions with you who face the second source of adversity, the testing that a wise Heavenly Father determines is needed even when you are living a wo…