Our Savior's Love


After publishing this post a couple of days ago, I discovered that there was more than one layer to this tender mercy.  As a result, I have added two more sections to this post: "Background" and "Conclusion."


I have been praying for over a year to be able to feel the Savior's love.  I was looking for an actual feeling. But I think my addiction has numbed my feelings to the extent that I have not felt anything different. Recently it dawned on me that the many tender mercies I have received the last few months are a concrete evidence of my Savior's love. And I just need to accept that as a reality.  He really does love me!

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Yesterday (Friday) was quite lonely.  

I took the day off from work to do some work at our second home.  I then ran some errands, including removing the snow tires from the car and replacing them with regular tires. At the end of the day I recognized that I had not had any personal interaction with a single family member or with friends during the day.

Today (Saturday) was not much better.

I had many things to do in and around both of our homes plus errands to run.  But like yesterday, I did not have any interaction with a single family member or with friends

So now for a second day in a row I was feeling very lonely.

Then mid-day, all of a sudden, the phone in my pocket started to play music from Pandora. I had not knowingly selected the App nor had I even listened to Pandora for over a week. The song it was playing was “Our Savior’s Love” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.” 

There was the tender mercy that I needed right that moment! 

As usually happens when I recognize a tender mercy, I began to cry. I then offered a prayer of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for his kindness. 

I really do know my savior loves me!  And that should be enough!  I was no longer alone!

Later in the afternoon, I decided to actually listen to Pandora. When I clicked on the App the song that began to play was “Our Savior’s Love.”  But this time it was not sung the Tabernacle Choir but by another group--Voice Male.  You can only imagine my reaction......!!!  

Like the first time, this was not a coincidence!  It's like Heavenly Father was saying, "If he didn't get the message the first time, I'll send it again."


There are at least two layers to this tender mercy.  The first layer was just the fact that I received this comforting tender mercy at a time when I was feeling extremely lonely. It said to me, "You are never alone!" The second layer was the actual song, "Our Savior's Love."  That is exactly what I have been praying for, for over a year.  You dummy!

And to make sure that I understood that it being sung by the Tabernacle Choir was not relevant, the Lord sent it to me a second time--the same song--but by a different group.  What was important was the title, "Our Savior's Love" and the lyrics.


Our Savior’s love shines like the sun with perfect light,
As from above it breaks thru clouds of strife.
Lighting our way, it leads us back into his sight,
Where we may stay to share eternal life.

The Spirit, voice of goodness, whispers to our hearts
A better choice than evil’s anguished cries.
Loud may the sound of hope ring till all doubt departs,
And we are bound to him by loving ties.

Our Father, God of all creation, hear us pray
In reverence, awed by thy Son’s sacrifice.
Praises we sing. We love thy law; we will obey.
Our heavenly King, in thee our hearts rejoice.

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