Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It's better than a light

One day last week was a little challenging.
I had been reading this book, so I picked it back up that day mostly as a distraction.

Instead of going to page 112 where I had left off, 
I flipped it to Pg 136 for some reason, and I saw this:

"Give me a light 
That I may tread softly and safely into the unknown
And a voice said unto him,
'Go out into the darkness
And put your hand in the hand of God,
For that to you is better than a light,
And surer than a known way."

It's by Minnie Louise Haskins, but it was quoted by President Thomas S Monson at the funeral of 
three...all from the same family. (which is the story of the book above)

Turns out that poem was exactly what I needed to read at that very moment. 
It buoyed me up and I was ready to go forward in faith. 

Some days just have challenges. 
And all is well now. 

Back to the book....it's about a family who was hit by a drunk driver on Christmas Eve, 2006.
The mom and 2 of the children are killed. It's a book filled with hope because death is not the 
end. It's never the final chapter. 

5 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

What a great quote.

Scrapally said...

Sounds like a good book! I read Let it Go by Chris Stewart, same kind of story, and now it is a movie. Very inspirational. I love the light quote!

Grandma Honey said...

What is sort of eery....this story happened 40 days before Chris Stewart's story. And their accidents were very near the same spot. Both loosing their wives and 2 children. Both hit by drunk drivers, both LDS, and both readily forgave.

Anonymous said...

I like that quote. Glad it helped you. Glad all is well now.
Love,
darlene

Tyler Heasley said...

Well, I just think that you are wonderful. And I'm glad that you were given comfort when you needed it.
-Karen