This week we were blessed with the opportunity to meet an amazing couple in our ward! Their apartment was small and didn’t have much as to earthly possessions, but with the little space they did have they had carefully stacked their scriptures, church books, and church videos. On every single wall there were pictures of the Savior and modern day prophets and temples. I even noticed as a looked up that they had posted pictures of the Savior on their ceiling above the tiny mat they had laid out for their bed. The way they had chosen to decorate their house was just a small expression of their inner commitment to follow Jesus Christ.
As I began talking to them, I realized just how hard of lives these two saints have had. Though they’ve experienced many hardships, they kept on testifying of the Lord’s love and hand in their lives. The wife sang hymns as she graciously served us rice and dried seaweed that she had been preparing all morning. Although they had a hard time remembering when their birthdays and anniversaries were, they were able to tell me without hesitation the exact date of their baptism and what it meant to them. I was touched by their charity and Christ-like examples. They taught me through the way they are living what truly matters most.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
It was clear as I met with these faithful members that they knew what mattered most. They treasured the Gospel of Jesus Christ more than any other earthly thing, and it showed in the way they righteously lived their lives. Their hearts were focused on their Savior Jesus Christ. They were a huge example to me and I’ll forever be grateful for what they taught me!
I know this Gospel is the living Gospel of Jesus Christ. If we put God first in our lives, He will make us more rich than we could ever imagine.
❤ Sister Stastny