Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I came to a startling realization today. I am the other 9 lepers.

In the story of the 10 lepers. Christ heals all of them and 9, in great joy run off to show friends and family the great miracle that has occurred to them. As Emily Freeman says in "21 Days Closer to Christ" - one only, a Samaritan, stood still - amazed at what had happened and then went to the Savior and fell on his face before Him.

I believe I have lived my life joyously grateful for the miraculous blessings in my life, but then I'm afraid I have not taken too much thought to rushing back to my life. Yay! I was saved from THAT inconvenience, whew - now, where was I at ...

And Christ, in his merciful, loving way, has still blessed me over and over again.

But now, when there is a blessing, I want to stop, and come closer to my Savior. I want to really know where that blessing comes from and know the power that wrought it. I want to take the time to bow before Him and declare my love and gratitude. I don't just want to thank Him in a rushed prayer and rush back to the world, I want to figuratively sit at the feet of He who has power to save and learn His doctrine, hear His words, feel His love, and KNOW Him.

"Savior, may I learn to love thee, walk the path that thou has shown ..." (Lord, I would follow Thee, Hymn 220)

This, to know my God, THIS is the ultimate worthwhile.


  1. Beautiful way of looking at things Kerri! And thanks again for the "pick-me-up" last night:)! Jen

  2. I wish my mindset was always here Jen. Last night was a blast - Thanks for all your family does. You are loved.