I was talking with a sweet co-worker today about losing someone that you love--particularly someone that is young and shouldn't be leaving this life so early. We both agreed that all trials in our lives are there to help us to come closer to our Savior. The most wonderful part about this is that when we rely on the Savior and allow ourselves to be comforted by the knowledge of hope that comes from faith in His Atonement, our pain can be taken away.
That is the message of this talk by Elder Shayne M. Bowen. It is an excellent read for all of us--whether or not we are going through something painful at this time. It reiterates to each of us that our lives do not end when we leave this earth! Families and individuals are eternal beings. We will be reunited with our loved ones that have passed before us if we endure to the end in living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that this is true.
I've used on of my favorite parts of this talk to make a printable that you can have as a reminder of this important eternal truth.
Here it is~