I have felt great sorrow and mourned with families who have lost loved ones – President Nelson shares what he has learned during this pandemic

President of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shared some important things he has learned during this COVID-19 pandemic. He made this known in a Facebook post on his page and on his Twitter account.

President Nelson spoke about families he has mourned with and graduation, marriage, and funerals that have been postponed or performed in another way unusual to the normal way it is done.

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He also shared how families have better understood how important the family unit is. In the last paragraph, the president has assured members that though the road may be bumpy, our destination is serene and secure.

Below is his post:

As we are now many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I might share some of what I have learned. I have felt great sorrow about this pandemic. I have mourned with families who have lost loved ones. Many have lost jobs. Some have struggled to find adequate food and supplies. Graduation ceremonies, marriages, and funerals have been canceled or postponed or altered in some way. I feel great compassion for all who have suffered.

At the same time, Wendy and I have learned so much. Even through clouds of sorrow, we have found some silver linings. Many families have re-enthroned their homes as sanctuaries of faith. Many better understand how important the family is and that it really is ordained of God, with an eternal destiny.

We’ve also learned fear, isolation, and loss can be mitigated by immersing oneself in caring for other people. Countless healthcare professionals have risked their own lives to care for others. Farmers, pharmacists, truckers, grocers, and others have risked their own health to serve the urgent needs of others.

Dear friends, the road ahead may be bumpy, but our destination is serene and secure. So, fasten your seatbelt, hang on through the bumps, and do what’s right. Your reward will be eternal. In 1831 the Lord made a promise to his Saints. It still applies to each of us today:

“Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come” (Doctrine and Covenants 68:6).

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