Mosquitoes-good or bad?

Watch out for Mosquitoes

Watch out for Mosquitoes

Are you a mosquito magnet? I am! My granddaughter taught me an interesting lesson as we lounged on the patio. I told her I wished that Noah had not taken these pesky insects into the ark. To my surprise, she said she sees mosquitos in a positive way as an official signal of summer. To me, the mosquito was seen as a negative, but to her, a welcoming sign of a warm new season. I marveled at that perspective, and related it to other things in life that are disagreeable, unwelcome, and difficult. A great prophet in the Book of Mormon learned this lesson. “And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord” (Mosiah 24:15). As challenges are experienced, I want to see the positive things I can learn from them. I will seek the Lord’s strength to push through them. I will remember the loving tutorials of personal refinement that come from facing trials with faith. I am grateful for this simple lesson taught by my wise granddaughter and the poignant hope from the scriptures.

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