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In a fallen world
Many ills afflict
‘Robbing us of worth’….
A lie we must reject
For… God’s love is perfect!
Hold on, hope on
Believe in the day
Where joy will dawn
And…gloom will fall away
And all will be okay!
May one spark of hope
Flicker all about
And brighten your home
Ridding you of doubt
A lit seed can sprout!
Like the ancient palm seed
That was dormant two-thousand years
A trigger is what you need
That the dark thoughts, in Christ’s light, clears
That life and hope in you appears
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Like a Broken Vessel
 Ensign, November 2013
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    A 2,000 year old date palm seed from Herod the Great’s fortress that was planted in 2005 has just blossomed for the third time.


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The dark night of the mind in stress
Collided with staggering fatigue
Emotions collapsed, I was depressed
Unable to function, I was in need

Debilitating and so real
I was deeply afflicted with gloom
There was no hope within to feel
Then, God’s mercy and love showed to bloom!

Found in the divine potter’s hands
I felt wrapped in His love all at once
And witness that He understands
He has felt what a dark soul confronts

My suffering became bearable
Through this trial, I know how I am weak
As clay in His hands, I’m more able
To be compassionate, humble, and meek

Now, as the Lord holds me together
I rest from stress on His Sabbath day
As His vessel, His love, I gather
And partake of Him, study, and  pray

As His vessel, His hope, I gather
To help others along the way

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: ‘Like a Broken Vessel’

 Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
 Arise, and go down to the apotter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this apotter? saith theLord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

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