There is a story in the Book of Mormon that has held an extra special place in my heart and I have found myself pondering on one verse in particular trying to imagine that kind of joy.
My story begins when five friends decide to set out and teach the gospel to their life long enemies who hated them with an immense passion. You see, they were "sinners of the most vile." But thanks to the Atonement and coming to know their Lord and Savior they turned their lives over to him and started trying to undo all that they had done. And because of their deep love and gratitude for their Lord and Savior they had an intense love for all their fellow men and "could not bear the thought of any being cast out."
So, they began their journey leaving the safety of their home and crossing over into enemy lines.
Three brothers were cast into prison, starved, beaten and mocked.
One became a servant to the King and they became life long friends
like David and Jonathan in the Old Testament.
Their friend was teaching in another area.
I will now pick up the part of the story where these four brothers and their friend once again meet after not seeing each other for14 years: