As I drove to work this morning I was overwhelmed with disappointment, sadness, worry and any other negative overwhelming feeling you could think. Most of my worry was derived from the presidential election results. I didn’t want our current president to be reelected for various reasons which at the core boil down to my own belief in my Heavenly Father above and his lack of a Christian God and his stance on abortion that I disagree with wholeheartedly. Needless to say, my morning wasn’t going great. I was in a state of complete shock. For weeks I had feared the election would go this way and yet I watched it happen in disbelief and dismay. How can this be!??! On my drive to work the stress of it all was beginning to overwhelm me and I could feel the weight of the world (in my most dramatic of self induced panic attack situations) on my shoulders. I don’t revel in uncertainty and with the many changes that our president has put into action it’s all I feel as of late. Imagine my surprise when on my pandora there began to play, “If You Could Hie to Kolob”
(A link to one of many videos on youtube of the song)
As that song began to play I experienced immediate peace and calm. I also broke out in a wicked case of goosebumps. Obviously that probably sounds weird to most of you..I mean since when do goosebumps=awesome?! In my family goosebumps usually happen when my father, mother, or sister are so touched by something that they experience a physical reaction to the spirit that they feel. It’s sort of like a slow clap to being spiritually moved. My family gets goosebumps all the time when powerful things happen and I’m left to look at them..nod..and say that’s cool :P I always sit and wonder why I have to be such an emotionless weirdo who doesn’t feel the power of the Lord in the same way that they do. However, this morning I totally did. While listening to the beautiful and powerful words of “If You Could Hie to Kolob” I was overcome with goosebumps and a reassurance that our Heavenly Father, as usual, is there and will see us through the rest of time. Four years more of Obama..so what? I have no doubt that my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ can handle it. I woke up in a state of worry and panic that all left when I heard those inspired and true words. I know we’ll be okay as long as we continue to have faith in the person who truly leads this country. And I feel much better knowing that I can break out in a wicked case of goosebumps when I truly need it :) In the end we all just need to focus on ourselves and our families in an effort to constantly progress and get better each day and closer to our Heavenly Father. That’s all that really matters! So I plan to focus on what’s really important..my amazing husband, my family, the scriptures, prayer, and anything virtuous, lovely, of good report or praiseworthy..I’m seeking it!