We had an amazing lesson in Relief Society today. It was based on the talk given by Elder Dallan H. Oaks in April General Conference 2009, titled Unselfish Service. He said:
Our Savior teaches us to follow Him by making the sacrifices necessary to lose ourselves in unselfish service to others.
In Matthew 16:24-25 Jesus said to his disciples:
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it”.
What an amazing truth this is! It is in our service to our families, our neighbors, members in the community and strangers that we find ourselves. I am constantly amazed by the service I witness from the ladies in our ward. They seem never to be weary of well-doing. But at the same time, I am not surprised by their service. They truly embrace the doctrine of our Savior. When He says, "Come follow me," they heed the call and follow His example in the gentle and tender mercies that He shows each of us. The Savior not only fed 5,000 that had tarried with Him to hear His words, but he healed the sick, one at a time. He knows each of His sheep by name, and that includes me! How grateful I am for that knowledge.
So here's a challenge: Take time this week to make someone's burden lighter. Find an opportunity to serve someone else. Pray for opportunities. Someone out there needs you and is praying for help. Be an answer to someone's prayer!
"The errand of angels is given to women; and this is a gift that as sisters we claim: to do whatsoever is gentle and human, to cheer and to bless in humanity's name".
As Sisters in Zion – you can listen to it with words and music…isn't technology a wonderful compliment to a message?