Wednesday, July 29, 2009


When I was younger, I had warts on my knee. (I know, gross.) My mom tried everything to get them to go away but they would always come back.

When I was 9 years old, the only thing left was to get a Priesthood blessing. (You can read a description of what that is here and here.)

My dad gave me a blessing and within a short amount of time the warts were gone. It's been 14 years and they haven't come back.

I have always had a testimony of the power of the priesthood. For some reason, I remembered this story the other day and it got my thinking. How wonderful is it that we have a Heavenly Father who blesses us and helps our testimonies grow based on our capability to understand? I was 9 years old, and wasn't going to understand some complicated answer to what I was asking for. But I was showing God that I had faith that getting a blessing would get rid of my warts, and it happened.

Also, how great is it that Heavenly Father loves us so much, and me as a 9 year old girl that he answered my prayer, even when it might have seem superficial. He gives us opportunities show our faith and then helps us grow. Even little girls.

I hope that I can give my children opportunities to show their faith and then help them see answers to their questions so that their faith can continue to grow.


Chris said...

You've never told me this story and you wrote this post whilst sitting next to me. I still love you.