We went out to visit some less-active members of the Church yesterday. Their house is at the end of a long dirt road which, after a long winter, is nothing but giant ruts of mud and deep snow. We decided it would be a good idea to take our truck. The snow drifts were huge though, so we stopped the truck and walked a short distance to their house through the snow.
My companion, Elder Andersen, has some nice boots, so he trudged confidently through the drifts. Although I’ve got some pretty durable shoes myself, they’re not quite as high. By stepping exactly where Elder Andersen’s feet had been, I managed to avoid filling my shoes with snow that would’ve soaked my feet.
In all honesty, I’m not one that often ponders about spiritual analogies. But I couldn’t help but think of one in that moment.
Jesus Christ lived a perfect life. Through everything He did, He set the example for us to follow. His footsteps have trudged through and overcome every affliction this life can throw at us. By following in the Savior’s footsteps, we can be safely guided through, every step of the way.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps ~ 1 Peter 2:21
I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world, and that He is ultimate example for us to follow. No matter the terrain, we can always overcome if we follow in His footsteps.