Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love List #1

From February 1st through the 14th I will blog about something I love. I got the idea from my Authors Incognito friend Christine. On her blog is a list of other friends who are participating in the Love Lists. For the first day of February I have chosen to blog about the priesthood of God.

The other day I went to the dental school to get a filling done. I needed to have an old filling removed first, however. The old filling was white and so it was hard for the dental student to see where the white filling ended and my actual tooth began and he accidentally hit the pulp of my #29 tooth. When he realized what happened, he was of course very apologetic (and really, because of the old filling being white, it could have happened to any student or plenty of actual dentists) and he informed me that because of this, I may need a root canal. The very words scared me, but I assured him I was fine. Which I was. I really didn't want a root canal, but if I needed one, then I would get one. But I really, really didn't want one. He told me to keep an eye on it, observe it and let him know if I had any major pain. He even called me later that day to see how I was doing.

Well, Saturday one of our home teachers (male members of our Church who are assigned in pairs to visit families in the Church once a month, share a spiritual message, and make sure the family is doing well) came by and I had Nathan and our home teacher give me a priesthood blessing for my tooth. I haven't felt any pain from it yet, but I knew that I could ask for a blessing of healing. I knew that in the blessing God could tell me that I would eventually have to get the root canal and that if it was His will for me to go through this particular trial, that I could do it. But I also knew that I really didn't want to! I knew that God could heal my tooth.

In the blessing I was told that my tooth would heal and that I wouldn't need the root canal. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who watches over me, loves me, and has blessed me with a worthy husband who can bestow a blessing of healing upon me.

I love the priesthood. I have been blessed by it many times over.


Ronda Hinrichsen said...

The Priesthood is something I, too, am very grateful to have in my home. Glad your tooth is feeling better.

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rachel said...

Beautiful post. I am so grateful for the priesthood as well. What a great idea about posting things you love for the next two weeks!

Christine Bryant said...

What a great post. As you know, I recently had a dental nightmare and was also the recipient of a wonderful Priesthood blessing. I have no doubt that it was instrumental in my infection not spreading any further and in my quick recovery. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Annie Valentine said...

Nice one.

I went to the dentist this week and he said, "She's got an MOD on thirty-three. Looks like we're going to have to do a root canal." I almost wet my pants, I was so horrified and upset.

Then he told me not to worry, I'm lucky. I only have thirty-two teeth. I love having a dentist with a sense of humor.

And amen to priesthood blessings.

ali said...

What a wonderful testimony. I love that picture, too! It's awesome

Thanks for sharing your feelings about the priesthood :)