The other day, there was a missionary playing guitar and singing a song. The song he was singing was Upside Down by Jack Johnson a wonderful song. As he sang this song, I thought about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In today's world a lot of people are looking for something. If you ask people what they are looking for, they might not be able to answer the question because most don't know what it is. As this missionary began to sing this song, I thought about the Happiness the Gospel brings to our lives.
Many people may believe that true Happiness "just can't be found." But it can, this gospel is a gospel of change, because we do many things in our lives that create feelings of guilt or shame whether we realize they are creating those feelings or not. But, when we decide to change our lives, to live the commandments, to do what Heavenly Father has asked us to do, and most of all when we repent happiness will enter into our lives. Now in the song, Jack Johnson speaks of finding this love, this joy, that creates a feeling that he doesn't want "to go away." Well after we have decided to live the gospel, we come to baptism, now baptism does not only include water, there are 2 steps and the second step is receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost or could be the feeling that we "don't want to go away." The Holy Ghost helps us in our lives, it helps us feel the love of God ever stronger than we have before.