I play a game every day, it is a Hide and Find game. The object is to find certain items within a certain amount of time. Depending on how many levels of the game you play and how many of them you complete you go from being beginner to Master Expert.
It is a mindless game really as it can be repetitive but I need something at this time to help keep me somewhat grounded.
I can’t even count how many times I began to feel frantic because I hadn’t found all the items and time was running out. My eyes would dart across the screen and my heart would race.
Lol sounds weird to get so caught up in this but be as it may, it would have this effect on me. I started telling myself to slow down and just look. If I didn’t complete it this time but I would the next time. Once I started doing this I realized that a lot of times the final few objects were right in plain sight. I might complete the level with only 1 – 2 seconds to spare but I DID finish as a winner.
So too is this life. We start out as beginners, we sometimes get so caught up in trying to be perfect and live a perfect life for fear we will run out of time that we don’t stop to just breathe and look at the whole picture. Slow down and if you don’t succeed the first time, keep trying till you do. You will have enough time and enough tries to finally succeed. Even if you have a few seconds to spare. The fact and beautiful truth will be that YOU DID IT! Don’t give up and you can’t help be a success. The beauty of mistakes is being able in the end to see how grand our successes were and are. We finally become the Master Expert of our souls.
I love symbolism. To me it is a poetry of truth given to help us absorb things that the otherwise naked eye or mind might not comprehend.
The scriptures are full of such symbolism. I began reading the Old Testament again. I just finished reading about the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments.
The Lord gives specific directions on how structures are to built whether it is in the form of boats, temples, buildings or holy chests to carry the word of God. He gave Moses the instructions on the Ark that it would be made out of gold, the cherubim would face each other, there would be a mercy seat atop the Ark. Inside he would place the Ten Commanddments. But it didn’t stop there. He then told Moses to build a structure that would have a thin veil of material that separated the Ark from the rest of the world, he was also to put a candle behind the veil and that it must continue to burn brightly and NEVER go out.
I began to realize that this was very symbolic. It was miraculous in my eyes. As we as mortals in this life travel, there is a veil between the seen and unseen world. A world where God dwells, a place He still sees all but we cannot. Yet we are not left completely in the dark either, for the Glory of God is there burning bright and light of Christ shines forever never to be snuffed out.
We will be judged by the laws of God when we kneel at the mercy seat of Christ. Angels have and will continue to testify of the truths of the Gospel to all who wish to come worship and learn of Him.
This is so beautiful and I am so grateful to be a part of the symbolism as a child of God and so to is every living thing on this earth, past, present and future.
A peasant woman in her tent finds a Prince standing in the doorway. A hand reaches inside and a gentle voice says, “Please come with me for the King beckons you.” The woman hurries to gather her things, she has all her possessions and drops quite a few, trying so hard to take all she had with her.
The prince tells her “To come as you are and leave everything behind.”
“But Sire, it is all that I hold most dear, it is all that I have. If I come I will have nothing to offer the King.”
“Dear woman, you ARE enough and where you are going there are far more treasures. These things you leave behind, while it is true they are the best of you, they will benefit others.”
The woman humbled, takes hold of the Princes’ hand and walks out into the golden sun of the day. She is going to meet her King.
I have said that it was a sin to have scriptures and not read them. So I will explain. The Savior pleaded with us to “Learn of me.” How can we do that without the scriptures that lead the way to Him?
Lehi sent his sons back to acquire the brass plates from Laban, part of the Old Testament, so that they could bring a testament of the Savior, the creation, his laws, and even on how to pray otherwise such knowledge would be lost with time. Satan’s onslaught with man would continue and without the words from the scriptures to teach us any different eventually we would become spiritually lost and remain in a fallen state thereby frustrating Gods’ purpose of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
The Savior still would come and judgement would still come but without the scriptures to show the way, how could a just God even begin to pass righteous judgment? It is by and through the scriptures we learn that by our actions we can either have eternal peace or everlasting torment. So please read and learn of Him through which all blessings flow.