Doctrine and Covenants 84:88
I have a funny and tender moment that I want to share.
Recently, August has realized that he can manuever around the belt on shopping carts and stand up. Backwards. And lean over to grab things out of the cart. And he can do it shockingly fast!
So I was in Trader Joe's this morning (afternoon? I'm not sure) with a full cart. I took a moment to size up my list and see how I'd done when I look up and he is leaning over into the cart, holding onto an empty egg carton. Another empty egg carton is visible. And the two dozen eggs from those cartons are all over my groceries!
Miracle of miracles.
Not a single egg broke.
I put them all back in the cartons, paid for my groceries, loaded them in the car, and drove off to my next destination. While I was driving, I thought about the incident when the voice in my head chuckled and said, "Those angels were looking out for you! Making sure broken eggs didn't ruin your good day."
And then I felt the sweet power of the Spirit rushing in to confirm that that was exactly what had happened.
In the October 2008 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Holland gave a touching address called "The Ministry of Angels." In that address, he said:
"From the beginning down through the dispensations, God has used angels as His emissaries in conveying love and concern for His children...Usually such beings are not seen. Sometimes they are. But seen or unseen they are always near. Sometimes their assignments are very grand and have significance for the whole world. Sometimes the messages are more private. Occasionally the angelic purpose is to warn. But most often it is to comfort, to provide some form of merciful attention, guidance in difficult times."
I testify that miracles have not ceased. God loves and aids his children, in things big and small. If an angels hands can save my eggs, they can save you.
P.S. The title of this post is a wonderfully clever pun, if I may say so.