Things are going pretty well with the posting every day in February goal. Haven't broken the chain yet! Do you think I should turn that first post into an index post, just for this month? Or do you think we should just save the time and let the archive function in the sidebar suffice?
Since it's Sunday, I wanted to share with you a lovely scripture I read this week. I read scripture every day, two or three times a day. I always read on my own -- right now I'm studying the Old Testament. I always read with the family -- we're working our way through the Book of Mormon. I always read with Jacob -- we like reading the Ensign magazine, the lesson manuals and latest conference talks, and occasionally we read from what Latter-day Saints call "the standard works" or "the scriptures."
Anyway, lovely scripture comes from Exodus 15:26, King James Version.
If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
This is God talking to Moses, and the children of Israel, of course. The promise of healing stood out to me for a couple of reasons. First, I have some friends enduring serious health problems right now. Second, this quote happens in the wilderness, after they've left Egypt. After the Egyptian army has been washed away in the Red Sea. The people that remain here are those who were obedient thus-far, those who weren't afflicted with the plagues, the boils, etc. So, what do they need to be healed from? Lots of things of course. Even those of us who don't struggle with health have issues and wounds that can be healed by the Great Physician.
When I read this, I felt the promise that I, too, could be healed by God, through Jesus Christ.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this verse, or other scriptures. I shared a few other scriptures I love in my post about the Book of Mormon.
I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.