And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
- D&C 18:15
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Have you ever watched a movie that never seemed to reach its climax? That's how my knee feels. There's won't be a great resolution, only an ending. And you know that since the movie never had a great start in the beginning, there's going to be some sequel that'll try to match the original.
Wednesday I met with the orthopedic surgeon to look at my MRI scans. After three and a half weeks, my knee is stable, but sore. However, I found out there is a strange something that has been deemed as a " bone finger" is poking out of my femur and prodding into the muscle above my knee, making it weaker and looser and all sorts of things you don't want. From what it sounds like, surgery will help, and they'll let me stay in the mission with the surgery. Great news! All that is left is some clearances from the insurance and I'll be on the operating table in no time. Apparently the pain will be much less after the surgery, which will be great.
I've been hung up with knee problems for almost a month now, but life couldn't get any better. In this month, we've found some great investigators and even has one with a baptismal date coming soon! She's wonderful. She told one of her coworkers that she's always wanted to be a member of our church, but wanted to make it official. Two days later we're at her house making preparations for her baptism for March 18th! We also have some investigators who have been attending sacrament lately, and it's amazing to see the difference in their personality as they keep the commitments we extend.
Saturday the first person I ever taught is getting baptized- over a year and a half after the first lesson. It's amazing to see how the Lord works patiently yet earnestly. He actually wanted me to baptize him, but due to my knee condition, attending will be plenty. It's amazing to see the love that people grow for the savior. A year and a half ago, Andrew admitted that he didn't really knew if Jesus was the Christ, but we all will come to a knowledge, and we will all have to accept his divinity and his grace.
During sacrament meeting I was pondering about the atonement. How often do we realize the atonement? My companion and I had a thorough discussing on the enabling power of the atonement. How often do we realize its power and greatness? With the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can receive the gift of eternal life. Without it, all we do is completely and utterly worthless. What if we didn't believe in the atonement? It would be like dancing with a shadow; you can't even tell what's leading you. But it is through the savior's power that we can dance through this life, whether it's on one leg or two.