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Jan & Lorin McArthur (Pocatello, ID)

November 6, 2009 by  
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Jan & Lorin

Jan & Lorin

Oh My Friend! Wow! When you wrote and told us you had moved to Hawaii, I looked at Lorin and told him that you were sick again. As we have received your emails and pictures from your Blackberry over the last year we have known that you were living your life to the fullest extent! I wish we would all have the ability to do that! I must admit I have sat here this morning and cried my eyes out for yet another amazing friend who is on the cancer journey. To my earthly and very human eyes and heart it does not seem fair. But I know better! I know I have a Loving Heavenly Father! I know that His Son, who is my Savior and the Redeemer of the world has a perfect plan for us. It is individually wrapped! And if we will put our TRUST in Them we will receive PEACE to our souls! I have a favorite scripture. It is found in the book called the Doctrine and Covenants. It was given as counsel to the Prophet Joseph Smith when he had been incarcerated in the Liberty jail in Missouri. It is the Lord’s response to his plea …”If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea; if thou art accused with all manner of accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of they thy wife and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb; and if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape wide after thee, KNOW THOU MY SON, THAT ALL THESE THINGS SHALL GIVE THEE EXPERIENCE AND SHALL BE FOR THY GOOD. The Son of Man descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?”
Patty! Thank you for being apart of our lives! We LOVE you! Thank you for sharing this journey with us! We are praying for you! And your wonderful son! Keep running! There is WISE purpose in all that takes place in our lives!We don’t always understand BUT there is ONE who does! And He is our advocate with the Father.He is there! ALWAYS!
Jan and Lorin & Family

McArthur family

McArthur family

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