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November 20, 2021 - Pain

And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

Alma 7:11

I had a Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy yesterday where the doctor make an incision into my kidney to remove stones. That, in and of itself, doesn't seem all that bad. But you throw MS into that mix and my body does some strange things.

Well, when I was going through pain I never felt before yesterday, my thoughts actually turned to this scripture. I thought of Jesus Christ going through my exact pain so He knew how to support me, to succor me. I thought how He would've handled it. Here I was rocking back and forth not sitting still, moaning because the pain was immense basically I don't think I appeared very strong. I was selfish...only focused on getting through it and not caring about anything around me.

Anyway, I thought of how Christ would've handled that pain. He was definitely strong. He appeared strong. I doubt He was rocking back and forth, making noise. Above all, He still was focused outward, not worrying about His pain and suffering, but focused on me.

And to make it even more incredible, He went through the pains and suffering for everyone else too. Billions and billions of people. That is literally amazing to me. I can't even handle my own pain, but He suffered my pain and billions of others at the same time. I can't even fathom that. Wow! I Stand All Amazed!

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