Sunday, January 27, 2008

God Be With You Till We Meet Again...


Apparently, I have nothing better to do this evening than to post a bunch of different times. So after putting Logan down in his crib and posting the last post with those cute pictures, I ate dinner and settled down on the couch. I was watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition when a Special News report came on. The news anchor announced that the president and prophet of our church had passes away around 7:00 this evening. Here's the link for the Church Website, if you're interested. http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/

They have been interviewing several people around Salt Lake City and even some students on BYU campus on the 10:00 news tonight...with mixed emotions. Some people were in shock, others were sobbing, some were gathered singing hymns. I don't know as if I fit in any of those groups. Maybe the hymn one, but only because I like to sing. I'm not in shock...the man was 97! I'm not upset and sobbing...he lived such a wonderful and full life and deserves a break. And more than anything, he deserves to be with his wife. She passed away 4 years ago, I think. And if I had to spend 4 years on this earth without Zac by my side, I think I would be ready to see him again.

And though President Hinckley is "my" Prophet...the only one I've known, in no way does it shake my testimony. It is a remarkable thing that even though our prophet and president is no longer on the earth, the Church will continue on...and strong. Granted, we won't have an official Church leader for a week or so, but we are still being lead by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and will have a new president, soon. The gospel is remarkable that way! I really do look forward to the sustaining of a new president, but will definitely miss the president and prophet I listened to in my early years of church membership.

"Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus' feet... Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again!"

2 comments:

BriAnna Jenkins said...

I'm with you, Sarah. You said it about exactly the same as I am feeling. =)

anissa said...

You are so right I'm with you even though I don't sing but I was sad at first but then thought about his wife and thought to myself if I was without my wonderful priesthood leader I would be ready to see him again and like you said till we meet!