Friday, April 14, 2006
... if Christ had not Risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death, that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no Resurrection. But there is a Resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. He is the Light, the Life, and the Hope of the World. Yea, a Light that is Endless, that can never be darkened. Yea, and also a Life which is Endless, that there can be no more death. Yea, and also a Hope which is Endless. that there can be no despair, nor despondency, but only a Perfect Brightness of Hope, now and forever more, until the end of our days, Amen.
(Mosiah 16:6-9, with Hope added)
Satisfied that, sometimes when my faith waivers, I can cry out with the father of the child St. Mark describes, who "fell on the ground, and wallowed, foaming," who said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible.
Lord, I have hope, and a desire to believe. Help thou mine unbelief.