It's amazing how entering the Lord's House can take away your burdens - even for a short time. When I walked into the temple yesterday, I was very heavy laden. I had some serious business issues on my mind - and frankly I really didn't want to work my shift at the temple. But I got ready and went - not knowing how I would be able to focus at all during my shift.
As I walked up the sidewalk to the temple - it was glorious. Spring was in full bloom. The mountains behind it were breathtaking. I was so thankful for the beauty surrounding me - and the diligent temple workers who groom the temple grounds on a daily basis.
As I approached the temple door, I really didn't want to be there. I felt like, of all the days I needed to stay home, this was one of them. I had so much on my mind that needed to be dealt with, I really didn't want to serve others.
Then the miracle happened. The instance I walked through the temple doors - it hit me like a ton of bricks. There was an instant ease of mind as I entered the temple. I actually looked around me to see what was really happening. I instantly felt at peace and knew this is where I needed to be. My mind was instantly at peace. I served my shift and home I went - with much more clarity of mind than that morning. The miracle in the temple yesterday - was my own.
I love this scripture:
And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.