Receiving Comfort in our Afflictions

by | Mar. 10, 2014

What We Believe

I was reminded with a recent experience that our Savior, Jesus Christ, loves us and will keep his pledge to comfort us when comfort is needed.

For the past few months, a dear elderly widow with whom I am close has been experiencing chest pain. She is part of that World War II generation: kind, compassionate, without guile and tough — a woman of demonstrable inner fortitude. She doesn’t ask people to do for her what she thinks she can do for herself. She “soldiers on” regardless the challenge or trouble. She takes responsibility and, boy oh boy, can she work!

So when she called me to come to her home and then requested that I take her to the emergency room, I knew her pain had to be real and intense.

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