Our Choices in Life

D there she isOur one-year-old granddaughter played a game of hide-and-seek with her mommy recently. Rather than choosing an easy place behind the sofa, she crawled inside a cabinet, completely out of view. She forgot one minor detail though, and left the door ajar. This caused me to think about the analogy of God’s children foolishly thinking that they can hide sins from our omniscient Heavenly Father. Our choices in life do not constitute a game. They affect eternal life. Of course God sees when I make a poor choice. He prompts me through my conscience, which D who is hidingis the light of Christ, given to every man—to discern right from wrong. Conscience is light to our souls. Have you noticed that evil activities always lurk in dark places? Windows are darkened or shaded, lights are dimmed and raucous music deafens the inner voice of conscience. But, the door is always ajar. Our loving Heavenly Father will reach out to find us and guide us back if we want to be found. As we repent, the Atonement of Jesus Christ is activated, and we are cleansed. “I appeal to each [person] to ask himself: Where am I? Am I ashamed so that I want to hide, or am I where I should be, doing what I should be doing, and preparing to meet God? Let each of us determine to humble ourselves and repent, and prove ourselves worthy of the great promise that those who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads forever and ever” (N Eldon Tanner). What a Reason to Rejoice!

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