Today’s Countdown to Easter feature is a story from the Friend, the children’s magazine for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is one of my favorites! I absolutely looooove this story because it is the story of a miracle. It is also about peaches, which are my favorite fruit. Easter is a time to talk about miracles because the greatest miracle of all is the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is so amazing to know that Jesus, once dead and lifeless, came back to life in all His glory, power, majesty, and love. He lives today and has a church on the earth today, the LDS Church, linked to above. Because He lives he brings all of us back to life after our death and offers to let us be joint heirs with him in the kingdom of God.
This story is true and it’s by Ana Nelson Shaw. It took place in the desert of Rush Valley Utah. Go read the story here.
This story shows that sometimes, God grants miracles as tender mercies, because He loves us, and for whatever reason, knows that the miracle will help us grow. God certainly moves in mysterious ways. Sometimes we get to experience these mysteries in the form of miracles. Of course we can each experience another miracle, which is the change of heart that comes from Jesus. I know this is true! I have seen it happen in my own life and in the lives of my family and friends.
This story is referenced in my upcoming ebook, The Celestial Guide to Family Devotionals, which will be available soon! This ebook will guide you in picking seasonal songs, scriptures, stories, and poetry to warm your hearts alongside your family and bring the Holy Spirit into your life every day.