“Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.” Doctrine and Covenants 18:10
A couple of years ago I was drawn into the Repartee Gallery in Bountiful, Utah. I was letting my mom have a nap before I went back to spend more time with her. I scanned the shop and was instantly drawn to a Liz Lemon Swindle painting of Christ holding a young African boy. As I read the story of the painting , my eyes filled with tears. You see, Liz Lemon Swindle had been to Zambia. I was so touched because Zambia is where my baby served most of his mission and there is something deep in my soul that tells me that we might serve in Africa, too. That day I wanted to buy a large framed print for Alex. I settled for a matted 5″X7″ and found a frame at Target. For me, I purchased a small card with the print on one side and the story on the other. It has had a permanent place in my scriptures ever since. Each time I looked at it I longed for a larger one for my home.
In May, I decided I that I couldn’t wait any longer. I ordered a print and finally took it to be framed. I got it back today and it is gorgeous. Now, I just have to decide where to hang it. I want to be able to see it often.
P.S. Alex, are you jealous?