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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Friend

I was reading the friend a while back and found this little story. It made me cry, it was so sweet and precious.

My Brother and the Resurrection
B Y L A U R I E WA L K E R
(Based on a true story)

Michelle stood up in front of
the entire Primary, not sure
if she was ready to do
this. In Primary during the month
of April, they were talking about
Jesus Christ’s Atonement. Michelle
had been excited when it was her class’s
turn to give the talk and say the prayer in
opening exercises. She had asked if she could give
the talk, knowing just what she would talk about.
But now she wasn’t so sure. Her stomach was feeling
funny, and her mouth was dry. Then she saw her mom
and dad in the back of the room and remembered the
prayer they had together that morning. Now she didn’t
feel quite so scared anymore.
Michelle took a deep breath and held up a picture
of a tiny baby. “This is my brother. His name is David
Alan, and he would have been three years old this year.
But when he was born, he couldn’t breathe very well.
He stayed alive in the hospital long enough to have
a blessing, and then he died. I never got to see my
brother, and sometimes I’m really sad about that.”
Then Michelle held up a picture of Jesus. “But
because of the Atonement and Resurrection, I don’t
have to be sad all the time. When Jesus died and came
back to life, He made it possible for my little brother to
one day have a perfect body. That will happen when
Jesus comes back to earth and
people are resurrected. I can hardly
wait, because then I will see my
little brother again.”
Michelle held up her brother’s
picture again. “I know sometimes
people have to die. My family still gets
sad sometimes when we think of David
Alan. But we know that Jesus suffered for
our sins, died for us, and was resurrected
so that we can be resurrected too.
“I’m glad I’ll be able to see my little brother
and that he will be healthy. I’m also glad that
Heavenly Father and Jesus loved us enough to
make the Atonement happen so we can see the people
we love again. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ,
amen.”
Michelle stepped down from the podium. When she
went to the back of the room, she gave her mom and
dad a big hug.
“You did a wonderful job,” Mom whispered.
“We love you so much,” Dad said.
Michelle felt happy after her talk because Heavenly
Father put a good feeling in her heart. She knew He
loved her too. ●

1 comment:

  1. I liked that story too. it was perfect for Easter, and every day of the year really!

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