Elder Holland Shares How to Turn “Shelter-in-Place” to “Shelter at Its Best”

by | Apr. 01, 2020

COVID-19 has certainly caused significant temporary adjustments to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But as Saints worldwide shelter-in-place, the ability to find joy in the journey and the ability to become more like the Savior continue.

In an interview with Church News on March 28, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared how COVID-19 can create chances to examine our own lives.

“This is a rare time of enforced solitude when we don’t have a lot of trivia or superficial busyness distracting us from considering the truly important things in life,” Elder Holland told Church News. “Such times invite us to look into our soul and see if we like what we see there.”

Elder Holland explained that "shelter-in-place" can have both spiritual and physical implications. Sharing Psalm 61:1-4, he explained how in addition to obeying government mandates, we should turn to the Lord for shelter.

“The Lord is our ultimate shelter,” Elder Holland said. “He is our tower. He lifts us out of troubled waters and places us on the rock of our Redeemer. He covers us with His wings, poetically speaking.”


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