Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday of Holy Week

On Tuesday of Easter Week. . .

As the Savior entered Jerusalem, the scribes and Pharisees asked Him where He had received His authority. He preached to them, discussed authority, and called them to repentance. Interestingly, the chief priests questioned Jesus in an attempt to find fault with HIm at the same time that the Passover lambs for the year were being checked for faults.

There were many things he taught that day:

He cursed the fig tree and the tree withered away soon thereafter. The cursing of the fig tree may symbolize a demonstration of the Lord's power over things of the earth. In addition, the house of Israel, like the fig tree, had been called upon to produce good fruit by observing and keeping all the commandments of the Lord. But it was largely barren.

He taught about faith, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

He related the parable of the widow's mite. I love the explanation of this parable that states that in the accounts kept by the recording angels, figured out according to the arithmetic of heaven, entries are made in terms of quality rather than of quantity, and values are determined on the basis of capability and intent. The widow gave all she had. It was not the smallness of her offering that made it especially acceptable, but the spirit of sacrifice and devout intent with which she gave.

Additional info: This was the day Judas arranged the betrayal of Christ.


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