Ministering to Friends In Tribulation

Mr Hot Stuff and I went to see this play tonight. It was very funny and brought back a lot of memories from my childhood.

Reading Alma 15, Book of Mormon 

It’s pretty sobering to me to think about the huge sacrifice Amulek made in order to have the gospel in his life and make the extraordinary effort to help others come unto Christ. Yet he counted the blessings of the gospel more valuable than all he lost. Even so, I think he was severely wounded by the loss of his family and loved ones. Between their slaughter and their betrayal, the grief had to have cut deep. I’m glad he had Alma to love and support him through his grief and pain. What a difference we can make for our friends. 

16 And it came to pass that Alma and Amulek, Amulek having forsaken all his gold, and silver, and his precious things, which were in the land of Ammonihah, for the word of God, he being rejected by those who were once his friends and also by his father and his kindred;

18 Now as I said, Alma having seen all these things, therefore he took Amulek and came over to the land of Zarahemla, and took him to his own house, and did administer unto him in his tribulations, and strengthened him in the Lord.”

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