Last week I was able to listen to the wife of President Rhys A. Weaver, Pamela, speak. They are the Nashville Tennessee mission leaders. I was deeply touched by the things that she talked about. Most of her talk revolved around one word, “come”. She talked about the sweetness of that word and how we use it so much on a daily basis. “Come with me to lunch.” “Come give mommy a hug.” Come read me a story.” “Come and pray with me.” Come with me to visit grandma.” Come and see what I have for you.” “Come shopping with me.” Etc.
What a beautiful word that is, so inviting and so warm. There are so many times in the scriptures that the Savior invites us to “Come”, Come follow me. When we think of all the ways that word is used so lovingly, doesn’t it make that plea to come follow Him even more tender? In Matthew 19:21 we read: Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
We had the missionaries from our church, over for dinner not too long ago and they shared a video with us that just has such feel good message that I decided to share it here, its pretty short but I love the message.
One thing that I love about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which I am a member, is that we are so willing to serve. We are a people full of faith and hope. We are always some of the first responders whenever there is a natural disaster around the world. And we are huge on helping refugees and the poor and needy. It’s great to be a part of church that does it’s best to follow the Savior’s admonition to “Come follow me”.
We as members are far from perfect and are human just like everyone else. So not everyone is as welcoming as some. But we are trying to follow the Savior in all that we do.
As you know I share a lot of scriptures and talks here and I thought for those of you who aren’t familiar with our church, this would be a good place to share.
I would personally love to have you “come” and go to church or serve or go to an activity with me. If you find yourself with no hope. Or if you have been away for a while like I had been. Come back! Come and Stay.
Have a good weekend everyone!