The world is forever changing

Well we have elected a new President. Crazy. To me, it doesn't feel real. Barack Obama was not my pick, and it will take a while to accept it, but my hopes now are that things actually do get better. What really excited me is that the marriage amendment passed is 3 states!! It gives me such a sense of relief and comfort! I know it is a huge controversial issue, but those are my personal views and I love that America still honors traditional marriage.
Recently, I had a conversation with one of my friends from high school about politics.
I find it amazing how my belief in God changes a persons political views, and effects the person that I am. My friend, who does not believe in God, could not understand why I would have such strong feelings about traditional marriage. They view marriage as nothing but a word, and why fight so hard to keep them from being able to say that word. I think that if I didn't believe in God so strongly and have such an intimate relationship with him, I would feel the exact same way. I made it clear to my friend that my beliefs and religion are not a crutch that I just fall back on to give my reasons, but it is something that is apart of me. Something that is embedded so deeply that it is inseparable. My beliefs are who I am, and I am so grateful for them. Without them, I would be a completely different person. I am proud to say that I believe in God. I not only believe, but I know he has a plan specifically for me and my family. In these times where issues cause rifts in society, there is a peace inside of me to know that the end in near, and peace will come. To know that if I am faithful and if I follow the prophet, and if I am diligent in the tasks I am given, and above all if I rely on my Savior everything will be OK. This is what gets me through these times, and this is what I know to be true, and I am so thankful for it.

3 comments:

Libby said...

Well said Millie...I completely agree and am thankful that the prop passed. I am so thankful too for the sacredness of the marriage between a man and woman. How lucky we are to have been taught the truth and to know it. I hope that those against the church right now will have their hearts softened. I feel so confident in our church leaders as they work to defend marriage right now.

Svancara Family said...

amen millie! where did you go on sunday? like 6 people were gone by the time relief society hit..i had to eat my snacks alone:)

Millie said...

ahh we got called to primary!! I was so sad I couldn't eat with you. haha