Think about it; Moroni was arguably the most lonely man on the face of the planet at the time of his death. He was hunted down by his distantly related relatives. His people -- as abominably disgustingly wicked as they were -- were all dead. He was totally alone. This forced him to rely on the Lord more than most of us will ever have to in this life. And yet, I think he was blessed beyond measure; especially with the integral role he played in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
|I found this picture of Mormon and Moroni. I absolutely ADORE it!|
His father Mormon was yet another man who was (almost; he had his son) utterly alone. And yet, what an example of forgiveness he is! The last words he wrote were to the children of the very people who had wounded him so badly that they thought he was dead on the battlefield. He forgave their fathers all the murders, all the bloodshed. He only wanted to make it possible for them to gain exaltation. Wow. Can you say Christlike?
Yo se que vive mi Señor consuelo es poder saberQue vive aunque muerto fue y siempre su amor tendréEl vive para bendecir y ante Dios por mi pedirEl vive para sustentar y a mi alma alentar
El vive para sostener y con su mano protejerEl vive para escuchar y oidos a mis quejas darEl vive para alentar y mis angustias sosegarEl vive para ayudar y a mi alma consolarEl vive mi amigo fiel, me ama para siempre ElEl vive y siempre cantare El vive mi Señor y reyPor el la vida yo tendre la muerte yo conquistaremi gran mansión preparará y vivire con el alláEl vive y yo lo honraré a Cristo siempre alabarégozoso canto con fervor yo sé que vive mi SeñorEl vive y yo lo honraré a Cristo siempre alabareGozoso canto con fervor yo se que vive mi Señor
My conclusion? Loneliness is NOT fun and I doubt I will ever like it (especially on yet ANOTHER of those Friday/Saturday nights that I have been having...dateless while all my friends are on dates and/or doing homework.) But loneliness is a chance to grow nearer to my Saviour, my Older Brother, my Best Friend. If that's the price I need to pay, well, I'm in good company (ironic, isn't it?)
|He is Risen!|
Love always -- Azya