SACRED HOLY PLACES
Updated: Oct 18
I met Emma Lambert while serving my
mission in Southern California, and we became good friends. She was one of the leaders I was privileged to serve with. She is a great example of Jesus Christ, and how to push through hard things.
I read these words of her and was inspired by her faith and perseverance that I had to share it! I hope as you read, you can be inspired as I've been!
"Amidst the bustle of the secular world, with its certain uncertainty, there must be places that offer spiritual refuge, renewal, hope, and peace. There are indeed such places. They are both holy and sacred. They are places where we meet the divine and find the Spirit of the Lord.”
"The past few days I’ve been really pondering on what it means to me to have sacred and holy places in my life. I have been able to think of several places that provide me peace and refuge through all the ups and downs of life.
My mission and the memories and experiences associated are a refuge for me because those 18 months consecrated to the Lord have forever changed my view of what is most important in life and in the eternities.
The temple allows me to leave my worries and burdens behind each time I step through its doors. Week after week it never fails to bring some sort of solace, rest, or power into my life.
I have soooo many pictures of sunsets and sunrises and nature because I find God’s love for me through the beauty of His creations and the ability it allows me to take a step back and reset.
My family and memories with them are a sacred place for me because family is central to my growth, progression, and ability to learn the deepest lessons life has to offer.
Music moves me in a way that nothing else can and I have found a holy place in how it connects me to God and to His Spirit.
A final place I have found to be a sacred/holy place in my life is in my trials.
This last picture is a picture from a hip surgery I had several years ago which was a difficult time for me and I have had many other difficult times since amidst the great times. Though I don’t enjoy going through hard things, I am grateful for them because I have found no more sacred ground than when I can only continue through the strength and power of Christ’s Atonement in my life.
I share this so I can be reminded of sacred and holy spaces in my life, but also in hopes that we can all find the sacred and holy spaces in our lives. I know these places are where we can connect with God and truly find peace in this crazy life".
Wasn't that so beautiful?
Her words are very touching!
I just want to take a few moments and share what I liked:
Something I like overall that Emma shared is: her desire to look for and make holy places in her life. The world we live in right now will forever be busy and chaotic. There will never be enough time for us do everything we want to get done. If we want something in life, we must go out of our way and make it happen. I love that Emma did exactly that. She went out of her way to make holy places in her life where she can feel connected to herself and God.
I also love how Emma considers her trials to be a holt scred place. For most of us, if not all of us, when we're going through trials we just can't wait for it to be over😀 right? but I love the different view and perspective Emma shred.
This is not exactly a place, but I conser it to be very holy and sacred for me. Somewhere I find myself going very often to feel closer to God and and find myself again is prayer🙏🏾 Though it's not physically a place, mentally it's an area I feel safe and vulnerable in, and a space I know God will always find me.
It doesn't have to be grand and majestic, it can be as simple as your porch or a walk.
What/where are sacred holy places you like to go to feel closer to God and yourself again?