There exist mortal and spiritual laws that govern each realm, respectively. When a mortal, or physical, law is transgressed there is a consequence. This often brings pain, confusion, and regret but ultimately knowledge and wisdom. The same can be said of spiritual laws that are broken. Often times the physical and spiritual laws are interwoven and one action can break both. These things are twice as painful because both laws must be satisfied by consequences. However, when these laws are kept the benefit is rarely perceived.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the physical and spiritual consequences of choices, especially ones that forever impact the lives of the individuals involved. There seems to be a large number of people I know and care about who have made such choices and are unhappy with the consequences. Physical choices are rarely reversible. Time cannot be taken back. Accidents cannot be undone. Children cannot be returned.
Broken spiritual laws, however, can be mended and apart from the physical consequences can even be made as though they never happened. The Atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ provides a healing balm of perfect love to cover and mend feelings of pain, inadequacy, and sin. This love can also reach out and help the physical consequences sting a little less, become a little more bearable, or seem like less of a trial and more of a blessing.
This is my testimony.