The song is based on the scripture 1 Nephi 3:7 (found in the Book of Mormon, ask me if you want a copy of the book to read!), which says, "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."
This was precisely the lesson I needed. Those kids could not possibly have needed to hear that lesson as much as I did. As you know, we are courageously taking steps to obey God's prompting to have a second child - at risk of, well, everything. It's terrifying. And I need courage!
Last night, feeling sick to my stomach and scared (nausea makes me panic after my last pregnancy) and unable to sleep, I was crying out to God for help. God and I talk rather bluntly with each other - it's how we do. This issue, and this lesson which was no coincidence, and this verse, were heavy on my mind. And I told God, "You said - YOU SAID!! - You would provide a way. Well, start providing!"
And then this morning, at the moment I began having a breakdown because I just couldn't handle the pressure and stress and sleeplessness anymore - at that very moment - my brand new (as of this weekend) visiting teacher felt God tell her, "Get yourself dressed and get over to Hannah's this morning." And she did. In minutes. And she brought her child to play with Lana, and she did my dishes and washed my counters and vacuumed my floor and sent me to my room to rest. If that wasn't a very direct answer to my plea, I've never had an answer to anything.
Here's the kicker, my visiting teacher, my angel today, Janet, was the very same woman assigned to visit teach me at the beginning of my last pregnancy with Lana. So she KNOWS. She was with me the whole way last time. And I couldn't ask for anyone sweeter or kinder or more loving to hold my hand again this time.
God answers prayers. He does. Tears of so much gratitude and joy; I can't even tell you. God DOES provide.
"Each life that touches ours for good reflects thine own great mercy, Lord. Thou sendest blessings from above through words and deeds of those who love." - LDS Hymn #293
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