This past Sunday, I was released as the Relief Society Secretary in our ward. I feel a lot of relief, but a bit of sadness too. We saw a lot in the 2 years we served together: 4 funerals (which is a lot for a young ward), a girl with a brain tumor, a young boy with Leukemia, and an array of other challenges. But there were also great blessings: the capacity to serve and grow in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I am grateful I could use my talents to serve. And I’m even more grateful for what I learned from the women I served with: Shalyce–to be courageous in visiting others even when it’s hard, from Sandie– to serve, serve, and serve some more. She always had a meal in her freezer for someone who needed one last minute and brought a great sense of humor to our group. And Teressa, to follow the Spirit in everything.
I’m grateful I got to share my testimony one last time with the sisters in our ward’s recent newsletter. Here’s what I shared.
It’s been over 3 months since Christmas, but if you stop by our house on a given day, you will hear Blake singing or humming Silent Night. For some reason, that Christmas song was his favorite this past holiday season. He asks me to sing “all of it” before bedtime or I’ll catch him singing it to himself while he is playing with cars or bouncing a ball.
However, unlike the version you may be familiar with, his is a little different. When he gets to the chorus, he’ll sing, “All is calm, all is right” instead of the usual “all is bright.”
I’ve thought about correcting him more than once. But then I realized that his rendition is a message I want to continue hearing all year long.
All is right.
Because Christ was born, and because Christ performed the Atonement for us, and because Christ rose on the third day, All is right. And all will be made right.
That doesn’t mean that life will be easy. It doesn’t mean that we will never have heartache and sorrow and sadness.
But, all will be made right because of Him who overcame death that glorious Easter morn.
What about all the pains we feel in this life? He has felt them and will be there to comfort and give us peace. He will lift us up. “In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
This Easter season, I hope we can remember that because Christ lives, all will be made right.
I bear testimony that all is right because of Him. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, Amen.