Living by the scriptures

And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage. - Mosiah 24: 13.

Ten years ago, while sitting in Primary where I was serving as chorister, my eyesight started getting dark on one side. It was so strange, I jumped up and went to the office of my husband, who was serving as bishop. He gave me a blessing and sent me home.After a brief exam at the doctor's office the following week, she told me I needed to check into the hospital for further testing. I had symptoms of a stroke and they needed to find out the cause. It could possibly be a brain tumor. I was numb with disbelief as I drove home and packed my bags.

As I was leaving I noticed my scriptures lying on the table. With as much courage as I could gather and a smile, I turned to my children and told them I would be reading my scriptures and we would see who would be ahead when I got home.

Late that night as I lay there in the dark, so afraid of what the next day would bring, I thought I would go crazy with fear before the morning light ever appeared. Then I remembered I had my scriptures. I anxiously picked them up and by chance opened my Book of Mormon to this scripture. I almost dropped the book, it hit me so powerfully.

The next day as one doctor after another came in, this scripture kept running through my mind. Three days later, I was home reading scriptures with my family again. The doctors concluded I had a collapsed blood vessel that caused me to lose one-fourth of my eyesight. I hardly ever notice it anymore. Just enough to remind me the powerful experience I had that confirmed to me the power of the Book of Mormon. - Connie Giauque, Boise, Idaho.

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