WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
Saying goodbye to Geena Li and Maggie Jiang, a new convert from Harbin, China, at our last Sunday before leaving Taiwan.
FRIENDSHIP - A PRICELESS TREASURE
The Lord has proclaimed in the scriptures that if we pay an honest tithe, not robbing God who has given us all, he “will open the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” [3 Nephi 24:8, 10 and Malachi 3:10] Of course, while the Lord prospers those who keep His commandments and sometimes in material ways, “windows” seem to be a symbol of light, suggesting the spiritual blessings that come through obedience.
These last few weeks we have been showered with so much love: visits from friends, hugs, gifts, dinners, kind thoughts, and so forth, that it almost seems more than we can receive and we think of the “windows of heaven” being opened and showering down blessings. We have just had to turn down 3 lunch/dinner invitations due to lack of time. Friendship is one of those blessings that means so much to us and makes us sad to be leaving Taiwan. If it weren’t for our wonderful family back home we’d just have to consider staying!