“Worth Remembering,” New Era, Jan. 2010, 45
In my studies of the Book of Mormon, I was reading in Jacob and came across these verses.
“I cannot write but a little of my words, because of the difficulty of engraving our words upon plates. … But we can write a few words upon plates, which will give our children, and also our beloved brethren, a small degree of knowledge concerning us. … Now in this thing we do rejoice; and we labor diligently to engraven these words upon plates, hoping that our beloved brethren and our children will receive them with thankful hearts” (Jacob 4:1–3).
As I read these words I remembered my commitment to keep a journal. I made this commitment in an amazing mission district meeting where we were to draw principles from Elder Bednar’s talk “The Tender Mercies of the Lord” (Ensign, May 2005) and also President Eyring’s talk “O Remember, Remember” (Ensign, Nov. 2007) and apply those principles to us. I committed to write in my journal daily of the tender mercies of the Lord, and I have kept that commitment faithfully.
Sometimes it is difficult, as Jacob points out, but I rejoice that one day my future children will read and see that the Lord has blessed me with tender mercies every day. I know that when you keep a journal and write those tender mercies you see during the day, not only you but also your children will see the hand of the Lord in their lives, and they will receive it with thankful hearts.