My sweet TeaRose has had a cold this week, on top of everything. Finally on Thursday, I let her stay home from school. During one of our cuddles to get past a meltdown moment, she turned to me and asked,
“Did Jesus have Scoliosis like me?”
What? (think fast, think fast)- “Um- why? Have you been talking about Christ in Seminary?”
“Yeah”- and she went on to say they had been talking about where it says He takes all our infirmities upon himself.
Ahh– So we talked a bit about how it would take a thousand lifetimes to live out all the worlds different weaknesses and pains and illnesses, not even counting the mistakes– if he had to take them in real-time… he couldn’t do that- so in the Garden, it was poured out and sped up fast-forward, which I think is immensely harder to bear, but necessary to get it all in. So I told her, No- even tho he did have normal stuff growing up, he did not have everything, and scoliosis was likely one of the things he experienced in super-speed at the end; but he did feel it all- he knows how she feels.
It was a good and comforting conversation. These kids of mine think deeply often enough that it doesn’t really surprise me anymore. Then she was back to her regular wear (so to speak) little girl self.
Amazingly enough, tho’ not really; the very next day this lovely talk by Elder Holland came up in my facebook feed. It fits so perfectly, that I need to end here with the link to it– enjoy- I hope it lifts your spirits like it did mine.