Daily Scripture

Mosiah 18:9

Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—

Thinking a lot this morning about the covenant we make, as followers of our Savior, to mourn with those that mourn and comfort those that stand in need of comfort. 

There is so much pain in the world. It’s overwhelming and impossible to take away.  But we covenant to do what we can. The real question I face is, “What does that look like for me today?” 

It’s a prayerful, personal question I need to be better at voicing each morning. Like all of us, I have a lot to accomplish in a day. But I should be asking how I can keep that covenant in small ways. 

And I find it interesting that just after the command to mourn and comfort is the direction to testify—stand as a witness of Christ. When I can’t do much else, I can point people to the Savior, who is the true healer of souls. I can share His light through word and deed. It may not be much, but more of His light in the world chases away more darkness.

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