~ by Heather
Last Sunday, I shared my testimony with the three boys in my Sunday School class that if they would seek answers in the Book of Mormon, they would find them.
They joked — “Oh yeah, even math answers. You know, that verse in Alma just happens to be the answer to your homework!”
I laughed, thinking, “Wouldn’t that be great?!!”
But then yesterday, as I arrived at work a few minutes early, the Book of Mormon in my car caught my eye. I had been praying for guidance in knowing how to help the kids I tutor. Could there be an answer about that — especially in the little time I had?
I let the book fall open, and my heart leapt with joy to realize that there was indeed an answer on that page for me. Here is what I found in 3 Nephi 11:
4 And it came to pass that again they heard the voice, and they understood it not.
5 And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.
6 And behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard;
Heavenly Father had heard my prayer, and in the moment I had taken to seek, He taught me something specific for me and those I tutor. Like the Nephites who didn’t understand the voice of the Lord the first or second time, these students might not understand the first time or second time. But with patience, and some repetition, they eventually will. And what a wonderful day it will be!
“Seek and ye SHALL find!”
This being posted today is definitely timely!
We’ve been working on long division at school, and it has taken more than one or two patient explanations! 🙂
Beautiful, Heather! This is something I need to remember. Thank you for you testimony!
It never ceases to amaze me how answers can come about what can seem like mundane things. I know God cares about the details of our lives.