IN RESEARCHING MY YOUNG WOMEN’S (YW) LESSON, I FOUND SOME GREAT STUFF I JUST WANTED 2 SHARE (REMEMBER, I PLANNED 2 LESSONS, & THIS IS STUFF I COULDN’T USE):
“In that hour I think I can see our dear Father behind the veil looking upon these dying struggles; . . . His great heart almost breaking for the love that He had for His Son. Oh, in that moment when He might have saved His Son, I thank Him and praise Him that He
did not fail us. . . . I rejoice that He did not interfere, and that His love for us made it possible for Him toendure to look upon the sufferings of His Son and give
Him finally to us, our Saviour and our Redeemer. Without Him, without His sacrifice, we would have remained, and we would never have come glorified
into His presence. And so this is what it cost, in part, for our Father in heaven to give the gift of His Son”
(in Melvin J. Ballard . . . Crusader for Righteousness , 137).
“How can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not
betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share Thy joy!” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1991,
117; or Ensign, May 1991, 88).