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The Lord's Flash Camera

The Lord’s Flash Camera

A little girl was playing outside when a thunderstorm started. The mom saw her little girl look up at each flash of lightning and smile brightly. Her mom asked, “What are you doing?” She excitedly replied, “I’m trying to look pretty because God keeps taking pictures of me!” The little girl was not afraid of the lightning and accompanying thunder. She only wanted to look her best for the Lord’s portraits. This story made me reflect about the kind of picture the Lord would have of me for His photo album. 1531583_650326618356101_20444341674724998_n[1]Would His pictures reflect those past missteps that have beset my life, or would the Savior’s Atonement allow a repentant, “photo-shopped” picture of my life? “Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more” (D&C 58:42). What a reason to rejoice! “The results of sincere repentance are peace of conscience, comfort and spiritual healing and renewal” (David A. Bednar). My goal is to humbly repent on a daily basis. Also show the Lord my love for Him by striving to keep the commandments and love my neighbor. My desire, similar to the little girl’s, is to look “my best” in front of the Lord.

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