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We are a circle of friends from all across the world who have been brought together through our love of Jesus Christ and our desire to express our faith in creative ways. Faith Sisters has been created to help you leave a legacy of faith. It is our hope that you will find inspiration in the challenges and the artwork created by our design team and our members. We encourage you to participate in the challenges, forums and post your creations in the Faith Sisters Gallery!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Health & Strength Challenge

A good friend of mine broke her leg and has been down in bed for weeks. She said to me that this is has been such a lesson for her in her life. It has taught her more compassion for others when they are in pain. It made me think of the lesson I learned this winter when I fractured a vertebrae, that left me in pain for many months.

There are many health challenges that come our way through life during these times we may think why me? This is what I was thinking after spending days in bed… “Hey,” I told myself, “you’ll be okay. Remember, endure to the end!” So I tried to put forth extra effort to have a good attitude. I have other family members who have made it through much worse physical challenges. I know they were not only personally strengthened by their experience, but they also strengthened those around them by their example.

Our Challenge this week is:

Do you have a story of an injury or health issue that you had personally? Is there someone close to you who survived a health challenge with a story that strengthened you?

“Behold, we count them happy which endure” (James 5:11).

Examples of faithfully enduring to the end are taught by prophets of all ages as they demonstrate courage while enduring trials and tribulations to carry forth the will of God. Our greatest example comes from the life of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. When suffering upon the cross at Calvary, Jesus felt the loneliness of agency when He pled to His Father in Heaven, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46). The Savior of the world was left alone by His Father to experience, of His own free will and choice, an act of agency which allowed Him to complete His mission of the Atonement.

Jesus knew who He was—the Son of God. He knew His purpose—to carry out the will of the Father through the Atonement. His vision was eternal—“to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

Wishing you all Health & Strength to endure.

*You could be featured here on our blog next Tuesday if you participate in this challenge and upload your layout to our gallery.

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