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Happy Sabbath

posted Mar 05, 2017 17:14:08 by Sarah Hunter
Hey everyone,

I'm new here, and I'm so grateful for all the testimonies shared and the awesome resourses you all have.

I wanted to share my experience with you. It's small, but I count it as a testimony builder none the less.

Yesterday, my husband and I wanted to do the 9:30 session at the temple, so we had the rest of the day to get some much needed chores done. Plus, if we didn't make the 9:30, we would have to wait till 10:30. (For some reason they don't have a 10:00 session.) I prayed over and over that I would have help getting to the 9:30 session. I got to the area for the names and there was a line! The clock said I had 4 minutes left to get through and then race upstairs. I prayed again and a voice said, "don't worry, you'll make it." We did make it. We made it by the skin of our teeth! We didn't even get to go in the assembly room. We met them in the hallway.

So my silly story has a point. I promise!

This morning I was continuing the challenge to study the Savior. The reference was 3 Ne 1:13 "Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets." This is at a moment when the people are waiting to the prophecy by Samuel the Lamanite to come to pass, or they will all be murdered. Just when it seems like time is up, the miracles testifying of His birth happen.

I think I was supposed to learn from my simple experience, relating to this powerful moment in 3 Nephi. The lord's timing is perfect, and no matter what the circumstance, he will carry His people through to the finish line. Neither man nor Satan can change this. Death can not conquer such a divine promise. All praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
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MichelleHowardPerkins said Mar 05, 2017 17:34:24
Thanks for sharing! :-)
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LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 05, 2017 19:50:12
Sarah, I believe as you do, and we needn't worry, only believe. ..
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Betty Kyler said Mar 05, 2017 21:40:19
You are so sweet to worry but I assure you that they would never start a session without each one of those in line to get a name. The fact that you came to the Temple is enough for those who work in the Temple to make sure your experience is the best it could be and they could make it.
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Sarah Hunter said Mar 05, 2017 22:36:04
Oh thank you Betty. That is good to know😘
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Dawn said Mar 05, 2017 22:40:26
Nothing is silly that teaches us. Love it.
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LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 06, 2017 01:11:10
Betty, they have and they will. Because of strict scheduling they can't hold up sessions. My son in law missed his brothers endowment session because of timing, they refused to hold the session up, though he was even in the temple. I have seen people very disappointed because, though they had a tile, the session went on without them.

I can absolutely relate to Sarah's experience too. On many occasions the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to participate in multiple endowment sessions in a particular sequence that I needed. He works miracles.
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HelenPirtle said Mar 06, 2017 02:44:52
I believe it differs with temples. I can see how the temples with tight schedules have to keep on schedule but the smaller temples sometimes do delay the sessions. Several years ago I was attending the Spokane Washington temple. We had to drive over two hours to get to the temple. And then, we sat in the first ordinance room almost fifteen minutes past it's start time waiting for one couple.
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