9.20.2007

Sunday will Come

"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come." (Joseph B. Wirthlin)

What a wonderful reassurance to all of us. I know I have had some of those Fridays in my life and looking back, I would never have thought that the pain and grief could fade enough that I could go on and be happy again. How thankful I am that it is possible. How thankful I am for Jesus Christ, who bears all our burdens and makes it possible for us to continue on. This is such a beautiful, comforting promise, and the real beauty is that it covers every one of us.

Sunday will come. A promise made by the One who always keeps His promises.

8 comments:

hoLLy said...

My aunt actually wrote to Elder Wirthlin about how that particular quote inspired and helped my uncle and his family who lost his young son last year in a car accident. Elder Wirthlin wrote her back-it was awesome! Since then, my uncle has become reactivated in the church and his wife and daughter have been baptized. They were all sealed in the Houston Temple a couple of months ago. That was the sealing I went to in June(I had blogged about it). It was an amazing experience for me to get to attend. It was a day of joy and sadness combined. They miss him so dearly but now they know they will be together in the eternities and what a blessing that is for them.

Natalie Scott said...

Wow, Holly. That is amazing!

I've never heard this quote, but it's beautiful. And so true. I love it...thank you, Jan!

Jori said...

thanks for sharing that Jan. Once again I have goosebumps. What a great story from Holly!

Jan said...

Thanks for the experience you shared, Holly. For me, it really adds something when there is a personal level to something like this. That's a wonderful story.

Mel said...

That is such a comforting thought. We've all had those horrible times in our lives and feel that things couldn't ever get better. Thanks for sharing.

100 Percent Cottam said...

i have that quote sitting in my e-mail in box, waiting to transfer it to my quote book. i love it, it's a great one.

Kristi said...

I LOVE this quote. I have never heard it before and it is beautiful. I am so glad you shared that--it's one of my favorite's now.

tara said...

goose bumps. wow.
what a special quote. I'm printing it out right now.
thank you Jan for typing it up for us. You are truly an inspired woman:)