Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Will Come

Last Sunday as I sat in church I was struggling with something and needed to know the Lord knew and loved me.  I needed to know the Lord cared.

There was a testimony given that touched me so much that it left me in tears.

A young woman who is engaged to one of the young men in my ward shared her testimony and love for the Savior and the opportunity to partake of the Sacrament every week.  She shared that after a particularly trying childhood, she found the gospel, was baptized and looked forward each week to partaking of the Sacrament.

She shared how Sunday coming around brought her peace and was such an important day for her that when she is struggling her fiancé plays a song titled "Sunday Will Come".

She then shared that all her life when she felt she has needed or wanted something when she prayed she knew the Lord loved her, heard her prayers and would answer them.  She shared this pointing out that when she needs something and has been waiting that the Lord knows and "Sunday always comes".

She shared her conviction that our Heavenly Father knows us and that our "Sunday Will Come".

It was something I needed to hear in that very moment.  This was no coincidence.  As I sat in church last sunday with a trouble on my mind and a need in my heart, I had been in my own way looking for my own "Sunday".

Hearing her promise that the Lord knew what I needed and wanted was the answer to my own personal struggle.  I needed to know that my "Sunday" would come.  I think Heavenly Father knew that her message would be the one thing I would need to hear to realize that he knew me, he loved me, he cared and that my "Sunday" would come.

I really did need in that moment a reminder, something to know the Lord was aware of my needs that felt urgent.  I needed to feel it.

Her message made me cry.  I had tears spilling over, and I was unable to stop them for the rest of the meeting.

Her message talking about how the Lord always made sure that "sunday came" for her, was my very own "sunday" sent to me and reminded me that the Lord knows and loves me.  He knows the thoughts of my heart.  Just as he knew the things she wanted and prayed for, he knows the things I want and pray for.  He knows what is important to me.  He knows what my own struggles are.

He sent me my very own Sunday.

This might not seem like much to you.  Just a reminder that the Lord knows us may be simple, and may come more easily or through other ways for some.

For me that was however it was exactly what I needed at that point.

I came home that day and kept thinking of how grateful I was for this small moment.

The words "Sunday will come" were in my mind.

I looked up "Sunday Will Come" online.  I wondered what this song that had a phrase that suddenly felt so close to my heart meant.  I wondered what inspired it.  I wondered what the lyrics were.

Somehow my search led me to a talk given by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.  The title of this talk was "Sunday Will Come" and he gave the talk in General Conference of October of 2006.

I was even more surprised to find out the talk spoke about separation from our loved ones after deaths being one day overcome by the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ.

After having lost my dad at a youngish age I knew this phrase would have more than one meaning for me throughout my life and would indeed become something I could think when I needed hopeful reminders that better days always come.

Elder Wirthlin in his talk spoke about the death of the Savior and how horrible it was for those that loved him.  How heartbreaking it is to lose loved ones.

Elder Wirthlin shares how dark the Friday the Lord was lifted up on the cross.  He shares

"I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest."

This Friday that the Savior of the world was sacrificed on the cross truly must have been the darkest day of all days.

A little farther in the talk he shares this message:

"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.

But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
I even hesitate to share, however, on Sunday and for quite some time, I felt as if I had been walking through one of the darkest moments of my life, and I had reached a point where I needed to hear that Friday was not the end.   I needed to know eventually that Sunday would come.  

This testimony by the sweet girl who shared it was my answer.  

Even before reading the talk be Elder Wirthlin I knew the phrase "Sunday will come" would be one I would be able to recall to bring myself hope and peace.  

However, even more so now, this phrase will be so important to me.  

"Sunday will come".  

Sunday will come for all of us.  Please just remember that eventually time will pass, Friday will become part of the past and Sunday will come.

So if you are going through your own Friday.  Just remember that "No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come.  In this life or the next, Sunday will come."

And it will.  It did for me, just when I needed it most and I am sure it will come for everyone, in the Lord's timing, he will provide relief and "Sunday will come".  

*Click here for a link to the talk or listen to the video below:

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