It is so expedient (immediately advantageous, beneficial, timely) that I look to my Savior first thing every morning to survive my life at this point, being 70 years old, dealing with severe spinal stenosis and caring for my dear husband whose body is “aging” in weakness as if one year is ten. The shock is so subtle it never ends. And there is only one source of support or “therapy” that reaches the depth of this challenging reality and encourages (gives me courage): and that is drawing as close to Christ in my heart as I can as soon as I can every morning. That means opening the book that will get me closer to Him in Spirit and in Truth so that I can feel His righteousness encircle me like warm robes (just as Nephi described), and fill me with His peace that passeth understanding (doesn’t make any sense under these conditions).
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) I know this peace. Phil and I know this peace. It’s how we’re “getting along.”
Life (the Way and the Truth) has called us on this mission of being each other’s companions through this new adventure. In Him (His Spirit, His kindness), we are treading the wine-press, but not alone.