Living by the scriptures

And ye shall never endure the pains of death; but when I shall come in my glory ye shall be changed in the twinkling of the eye from mortality to immortality; and then shall ye be blessed in the kingdom of my father. — 3 Nephi 28:8

My husband and I read our scriptures together each day by tape; we could stop the tape and talk of what we were reading, and what we had both learned. We enjoyed this time together.

One day our reading was Third Nephi and we stopped to talk about this passage. I said, "It is so true. Our Father can take us any time. It could be as we sit here reading and holding hands." He looked at me and pressed my hand hard, and we both cried. We were always holding hands as we walked in the mall, sat in church or rode to the temple. At one time we went each month to the Dallas Texas Temple and a member of our ward did the driving.

My husband, Basil E. Craig, died July 6, 1998, while getting peaches ready to freeze. He closed the knife he was using, saying, "I'm feeling sick." He attempted to get out of his chair, but fell and was gone in the twinkling of an eye.

Several days later I remembered that day of reading, went to his side table and picked up his scriptures. The marker was still at Third Nephi. I am grateful for our time of reading together from these blessed words. — Lillian L. Craig, El Dorado, Ark.

"Living by the Scriptures" is another in a series of Church News reader response articles. Was there a time when a particular scripture touched you, when it offered comfort, guidance and much-needed support? If so, please describe your experience in 250-300 words, giving the scripture reference and telling how it affected you.

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