Journey through the Book of Mormon: Alma 36 (Harrowed up no more)

19 And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.20 And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!
I love Alma’s description of the joy he felt when he turns to Christ. The joy one feels surpasses all of the pain and anguish. Belief in Christ brings a marvelous light and exceeding joy. I have personally experienced that joy and bear witness of it.
I also find these verses illustrative of principles of repentance. Alma does not say that he forgets his sins. But he no longer remember the pain and is no longer harrowed up by the sins. Memory of our sins is given to us as a voice of warning and direction. But if we repent we need not feel the associated pain and anguish.


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