This counsel was given to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon in Perrysburg, New York. They had been preaching the gospel away from their families and felt concern for them.
We liken the scriptures to ourselves and counsel young missionaries and senior couples that the Lord can look after our families better than we can.
Section 31 gives this counsel in verse two: "I will bless your family, yea, your little ones" and in verse 5 "wherefore, your family shall live."
Last night Jenny had a very close call in nearly losing Cohen. She had run Taylor to the school at the end of the block and left Mason watching Cohen. When she came back, Mason said that he was choking. He had aspirated a bunch of pieces of food, 7 of which were in different parts of his lungs. During the surgery, nurses were telling Jenny that this happens every day, but when the surgeon came out he said that children this age do not usually survive this kind of blockage.
|Our youngest grandson, Cohen|
|Cohen was born October 1, 2013|
|Cohen is not too happy to be in hospital|
|Our daughter Jenny will make this hug last forever|
|Finally! Released from the hospital|
On our mission a year ago, in July, we almost lost Grandpa Robison. We flew from Africa to Italy and on to Salt Lake having been summoned that this was to be a good bye. Prayers were answered and he survived. Then last night, again the family was blessed with the sparing of Cohen's life. There are no coincidences in life, as President Monson has often said. His experiences in life have taught him to always look for the Lord's hand. As we follow this example, we need look no farther than Cohen or grandpa Robison.
|After a month in the hospital, Grandpa Robison came home last August|
There are no coincidences in life, as President Monson has often said. His experiences in life have taught him to always look for the Lord's hand. As we follow this example, we need look no farther than Cohen or grandpa Robison.