There is so much we can’t control!
I spent two weeks in Houston and saw so much devastation caused by a flood… So many people lost everything, no matter how much or how little they prepared. The flood was completely out of their control!
Last weekend I went home for my grandmother’s funeral. She had struggled with Alzheimer’s for 12 years, and the last few years of her life she was mostly unable to communicate or take care of herself. It was a beautiful time to be with family, but there wasn’t anything we could do to stop the progression of the disease. (Here’s my California photo album)
These things remind me of my own “nothingness.”
I can relate to what Moses must have felt after beholding God’s creations.He said “Now, for this cause I know that man is nothing, which thing I never had supposed.” (Moses 1:10).
God loves nothingness.
The amazing thing is that God knows I of myself am nothing, and He still loves me and chooses to work though me…
And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls. (Alma 37:7)
Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit. (D&C 35:13)
There’s nothing smaller, simpler, or more weak than “nothing.” And “nothing” is what I am of myself. Fortunately that’s what the Lord chooses to use! Alone I’m nothing, but with Him I can do anything!
p.s. My coworkers and I ended up in this video on Mormon Newsroom :)