Monday, April 25, 2011

Can you really eat the Titanic?

My companion Elder Hunt, he is a great guy. He is one of my best friends out here on my mission right now. Elder Hunt has this thing however. He is convinced that you can eat as much food as the Titanic is big before your stomach and at the same time, you, would explode! Now don't get me wrong. Elder Hunt is an amazing guy who is pretty much my hero in many ways, but I gotta say that I have an extremely hard time believing this. I mean the Titanic is huge! I can eat enourmous amounts of food but I have to say that it is seemingly impossible that it could be done.

This got me thinking however, in terms of the Gospel, everything does now and days. Why was I so skeptical? I was thinking about when the Apostles were fishing and when they looked out upon the water they saw a being walking upon the water. Immediately they were panicked and started to think of any other possibility than it being the man who was capable at doing the impossible. They believed it to be a ghost or spirit and it wasn't until they heard his voice did they believe.

Something that was seemingly impossible happened. No one had ever done it before and no one could prove it couldn't be done yet Jesus Christ did it. often times in our lives I think just because it has not been done before, nor does it seem possible, we immediately begin to disbelieve. As a missionary I find this out for myself all too often from others as I get to share a message about a young man, who stepped into a grove of trees and was visited by Our loving Father In Heaven and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Why are so many quick to believe that it just could not have happened?

My plea to the world is to believe that all things are possible. I am not one to just believe but I am doing my best because if you limit your belief then you will miss out on some of the most amazing experiences anyone could ever ask for. We must always have our hearts open. Elder Hunt, I don't know how it can be done, but I sure as heck will do my best to eat Titanic Size food one day and prove you right my friend!!!