I've gotta tell ya, it shook my testimony a bit, drove me to my knees to plead with my Heavenly Father for understanding! 11 months later, I was ready for the answer. It came in a quiet moment on a Sunday morning. A quiet whisper, more of a feeling than words spoken to my mind....
"Even Heavenly Father had to withdraw from His son for a time so that He could bring salvation to the world"
Oh dear....how could I have been so selfish? He would never ask me to do something that he wouldn't do Himself. My Heavenly Father... a perfect parent. He loves my son more perfectly than I am able! *SIGH*
I shared this little bit of personal revelation with my missionary last week...his response...
"It's not just what Jesus needed to do for us, but he also needed to grow himself. I have grown more personally than I can ever imagine to change someone else. I just do what The Lord tells me and let him change people and try my hardest to let him change me in the process."
WHO IS THAT KID??? It's happening already...my son is leading others to salvation, and my little boy --deep breath-- my little boy is growing up. Just like my Father in Heaven knew he would.
****THE GOSPEL IS TRUE****