Tuesday, June 18, 2013

If the Savior Stood Beside Me

I have not taken the time to write since we got home from our mission.  We have been busy attending family activities, writing a history book and trying to keep up with the daily routine of life.  We loved our mission and the spirit we felt there.  We also love the good friends that we made and enjoy staying in touch with them.  We will always have a special place in our hearts for those good folks in the Tennessee, Nashville Mission.

Since coming home I have been teaching in the Primary.  I know that each step we go through and each phase of life and each new calling we learn new and different things and it has been the case with this one as well.  As with other callings I am still learning even being in Primary.  I have learned to love and care for the children and have a desire for them to feel the spirit and learn the gospel and how important it is in our lives.  There are also many times that I have learned from them and have felt of their sweet spirits.  

I have even enjoyed learning the Primary songs and I know that they have special messages.  There are several that seem to stick to my mind.  One that I did not know is called, "If the Savior Stood Beside Me".  It has a wonderful message.  Since I cannot sing it to you, I will put the words in.  

If the Savior stood beside me, Would I do the things I do?
Would I think of His commandments and try harder to be true?
Would I follow His example?  Would I live more righteously
If I could see the Savior standing nigh watching over me?

If the Savior stood beside me, Would I say the things I say?
Would my words be true and kind if He were never far away?
Would I try to share the gospel? Would I speak more reverently
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me.

If the Savior stood beside me, would my thoughts be clean and pure?
Would His presence give me strength and hope and courage to endure?
Would His counsel guide my actions?  Would I choose more worthily 
If I could see the Savior standing nigh watching over me?  

He is always near me, though I do not see Him there.
And because He loves me dearly, I am in His watchful care,
So I'll be the kind of person that I know I'd like to be 
If I could see the Savior standing nigh watching over me.

This song has had an impact on my life and has made me do lots of thinking.  I do know that the Savior is there and He is watching over each and every one of us.  He loves us and wants us to follow his example and keep the commandments that we may be able to return to our Father in Heaven and be with Him and those we love.  This song runs through my mind a lot.  It helps me to stop and think about what I say and do.  I do have a testimony that the Savior lives and loves each of us and wants us to always follow His example.

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