"Remember's Lot's Wife" (Luke 17:32)
This short scripture was quoted at Elder Holland's BYU devotional January 13, 2009.
Apparently she wasn't just looking back, but in her heart she was wanting to go back. (paraphrased)
It's possible that Lot's wife looked back with resentment toward the Lord at what she was asked to leave behind. Her attachment to the past outweighed her confidence in the future. I plead with you not to dwell on the past . . .it is to be learned from but not lived in . . .
Faith is always pointed toward the future. Faith always has to do with blessings and truths that will yet be efficacious in our lives. Lot's wife did not have faith. She doubted the Lord's ability to give her something better. . .
"Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be" Robert Browning
Let every day be the start of a new year and a new life.
Can I trust in the Lord and in the future? or would it be better to go back--to go home--like Lot's Wife. Faith is for the future. Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there. Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and the God truly is the high priest of goood things to come. . . all filled with faith, hope, and charity. keep your eyes on your dreams. Live to see the miracles of repentance and forgiveness, of trust and divine love that will transform . . I leave a blessing on you, every single one of you, to be able to keep that resolution. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland