Some weeks I feel so inspired to write the coolest, sickest, radest emails on the face of the planet. Today all of my creative juices are drained….mostly because Mama Helzer just spoiled my birthday surprise and I can’t quite concentrate on anything else right now. (warning: if you are a missionary reading this email, I would suggest that you skip over this next paragraph to avoid any trunky thoughts.)
Mama Helzer bought me a ski pass for this winter!!! If you should know anything about me, you should know that I love snow. I love the way it falls, the way it smells, the way it feels, the way it makes any moment more romantic, the way it clings to my mittens, and I especially love how every snowflake is unique.
I think the snowflake can teach us about one of the most fundamental lessons in the gospel of Jesus Christ: we are all unique children of our Heavenly Father. We all came from the same place, just like the snow all comes from the same place, but we each take our own routes here and we are all different. One snowflake is no better than the other. Just because this snow flake landed in New York doesn’t mean he has any more worth than the snowflake that landed in New Zealand. Let us also not forget, one snowflake is pretty, but a group of assembled snowflakes is spectacular!
I could go on and on with this snowflake analogy, but it seems a little strange because the weather is sunny and warm outside….so we will talk more about snow in November, when I hit the slopes! (if you thought I would stop writing a blog when I got home then you were sorely wrong…you haven’t seen the last of Sister Helzer yet!)
This week I had the opportunity to clean the Temple, go on exchange in Schwarzenberg, teach Chemnitz’s newest members about family history work, and talk to a woman who sees colors when she closes her eyes reeeeeeally tight. Like I said, every snowflake is U N I Q U E.
I hope you have a great week, not yet filled with snow, but definitely filled with experiences where you get to see the touch of the Master’s hand in your day to day life.