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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snatch!

I love words.  They're kind of my thing.  Ask people who know me, and they'll tell you that sometimes I can get a little carried away with my words.  I especially love funny-sounding words that aren't onomatopoeic, like the word snatch (well, I guess depending on how quickly you snatch something it may be an onomatopeia...but I digress).

The Book of Mormon recounts a few young men who were sons of the king--and one of them was even the son of the prophet at the time--who went about doing some really bad stuff.  Eventually, they were rebuked by an angel of God, repented, and became great missionaries, bringing thousands of people to Christ.  As one of them later put it, "Who could have supposed that our God would have been so merciful as to have snatched us from our awful, sinful, polluted state?" (Alma 26:17) 

World English Dictionary defines snatch in like 13 different ways; my favorite two are the following:
  •  to remove suddenly: she snatched her hand away
  • to gain, win, or rescue, esp narrowly: they snatched victory in the closing seconds
I think these define snatch like the scripture above.  God, through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ, "removes [us] suddenly" from our choices that bring us misery if we let Him.  Also, He "gains, wins, rescues us, especially narrowly" from the grasp of sin and Satan.  He really has our back.  He snatches us just in time before we do something really stupid--I know that's been true in my life over and over again. 

I know that God loves us.  His Son suffered and died so you and I could be snatched from unhappiness in this life and the next.  "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that [snatched] a soul
like me!"

Much Love,
Elder Spendlove

Definition from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snatch

2 comments:

  1. I love your thoughts on being "snatched" (quickly removed from) from our awful and polluted state, by a Savior who loves us. I will always think of you when I read that scripture now! We are so blessed to be able to repent and then be forgiven of our sins. I am grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ.

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  2. That is an awesome post! Jesus Christ is always there for us no matter what to snatch us from what we are doing wrong. We must reach for him because his arm is always open for us

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