Dispelling Darkness With Forgiveness 


These verses about Helaman’s sons, Lehi and Nephi, just amaze me with how swiftly they forgave such brutal treatment, and how Heavenly Father used their suffering to display His goodness and miracles through them. If they hadn’t been so quick to forgive, would they have even been able to experience God’s miracles? How many souls would have been lost? If I want to have the Savior’s light shine through me, I also need to learn to be swift to forgive. 

Helaman 5: “21 And it came to pass that they were taken by an army of the Lamanites and cast into prison; yea, even in that same prison in which Ammon and his brethren were cast by the servants of Limhi. 22 And after they had been cast into prison many days without food, behold, they went forth into the prison to take them that they might slay them. 23 And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi were encircled about as if by fire, even insomuch that they durst not lay their hands upon them for fear lest they should be burned. Nevertheless, Nephi and Lehi were not burned; and they were as standing in the midst of fire and were not burned. 24 And when they saw that they were encircled about with a pillar of fire, and that it burned them not, their hearts did take courage. 25 For they saw that the Lamanites durst not lay their hands upon them; neither durst they come near unto them, but stood as if they were struck dumb with amazement. 26 And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi did stand forth and began to speak unto them, saying: Fear not, for behold, it is God that has shown unto you this marvelous thing, in the which is shown unto you that ye cannot lay your hands on us to slay us.”

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/hel/5?verse=21-26&lang=eng#p21

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