Elder Holland, now back in the saddle after being released from the hospital, shared the following message on Facebook.
Every one of us has times when we need to know things will get better. For emotional health and spiritual stamina, everyone needs to be able to look forward to some respite, to something pleasant and renewing and hopeful, whether that blessing be near at hand or still some distance ahead.
My declaration is that this is precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers us, especially in times of need. There is help. There is happiness. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. It is the Light of the World, the Bright and Morning Star, the “light that is endless, that can never be darkened” (Mosiah 16:9). It is the very Son of God Himself.
To any who may be struggling to see that light and find that hope, I say, hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. Even if you cannot always see that silver lining on your clouds, God can, for He is the very source of the light you seek. He does love you, and He knows your fears. He hears your prayers.
Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven, but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. Of that I personally attest.
Earlier this week, Eric Hawkins, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement about the health of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who was hospitalized for brief observation, has been released from the hospital. He is returning to normal activities. He and his family appreciate the prayers and concern on his behalf.
The original statement from Eric Hawkins about Elder Holland’s hospitalization, found below, was posted June 17, 2020:
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was admitted to the hospital last week following several days of illness. He has been tested and does not have COVID-19. Other diagnostic studies are being done.
We are so happy to hear that Elder Holland is doing better. This year was just getting worse and worse.
Elder Holland most recently appeared on a Zoom call with Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein, the Director of The Elijah Interfaith Institute. The video is live on YouTube and below is a description of the discussion with relevant links so you can jump to that part of the video.