Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Blessings of the Priesthood" This lesson is about the Priesthood and the blessings that the priesthood brings to our lives.
This quote is from the lesson: The priesthood is for the blessing of all—men, women, and children. Through the priesthood we receive and administer the ordinances of the gospel, which include baptism, confirmation, the sacrament, all temple ordinances, including sealings for time and all eternity, and work for the dead. By the power of the priesthood the sick are healed, the lame made to walk, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear, according to their faith and the will of our Father in heaven. Blessings of the priesthood comfort those who mourn, and give aid to the stricken” (N. Eldon Tanner, “The Priesthood of God,” Ensign, June 1973, p. 6).
I personally have a very strong testimony of the power of the priesthood. While I was serving my mission in the Chile Santiago West Mission I was in a very severe accident, I was thrown from a bus and fractured my skull. I was taken to the hospital and remember very few details. I remember boarding the bus and then drifting in and out of conscientiousness. I was in a coma for about 4 days then released to my mission President where I spent a few weeks. I was given the option to return home honorable but I decided to stay and finish my mission. A few months passed and I was talking to one of the Elders who served in the office at the time of my accident. He told me, "You really scared us Sister Chesnut." I told him, "I scared myself. I was lucky I made it that I had survived." " He looked at me and said "When we give you the first blessing while you were unconscientious and you said, Amen at the end of the blessing I knew you were going to be okay." I thank my Father Heaven daily for the power of the priesthood for a gift so precious that saved my life. For the blessing as I was released since I had served faithfully and diligently that I would not suffer any negative effects from the accident. I share this with you in the name of My Savior and older Brother Jesus Christ Amen.
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