Living by the scriptures

"Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to His will for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in Him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to Him." 1 Nephi 7:12

It was a cloudy day when my 7-year-old granddaughter, Alex, set out to sing at her winter concert at school. Her family watched the concert and it was wonderful.

During the rest of the day at school, Alex’s school friends were fascinated with the beautiful jeweled buttons on her dress. So much so that the other children yanked on them until all the buttons fell off.

Alex was good about the whole thing and didn’t cry but did ask them to “please stop.” When Alex asked the children for her buttons back, the children said they had thrown them outside in the schoolyard.

When Alex got home that day she asked her grandpa to help her look for the buttons. “I prayed that we will find them,” she said.

Her grandpa responded, “Alex, your school grounds cover a couple blocks, but let’s go.”

It was after 3 p.m. and looked like rain. They began walking across the playground. All of a sudden a ray of sunshine came down and shone directly on one of the buttons.

“There is one, Grandpa, over there,” she said. “Do you see the sun shining on it? It is glittering.” She picked it up and they kept walking. A sun ray came out again and shone on another button. Alex found all four sparkling, jeweled buttons in the same way. What a great example of prayer and the faith of a little child.

—Yvonne Supinger, Hayward 1st Ward, Hayward California Stake