Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Peril

Since it's an election year, I admit I've been really
 interested in watching the news.  
I turn on the TV while I am cooking dinner and 
all I can think about is how scary the world has become. 
So much division and hatred, so much pain and fear.
I am so thankful for a prophet of God!
In preparing for General Conference in a few weeks, 
I've been studying about prophets, now and in ancient times.
"Many people live in darkness, unsure of God’s will. 
They believe that the heavens are closed 
and that people must face the world’s perils alone. 
How fortunate are the Latter-day Saints! 
We know that God communicates to the Church through His prophet. 
A prophet is a man called by God to be His representative on earth. 
When a prophet speaks for God, it is as if God were speaking ( D&C 1:38).
 A prophet teaches truth and interprets the word of God. 
He calls the unrighteous to repentance. 
He receives revelations and directions from the Lord for our benefit. 
He may see into the future and foretell coming events
 so that the world may be warned."
Yesterday my girls sat on the couch cuddled up to Angus.
I looked at them with so much gratitude and love in my heart!
I am so thankful that my children had a path forward
even in the midst of the chaotic world we live in.
I believe that they still have a very bright future.  
I believe God wants all of His children to be happy and succeed!
He wants to Heal us and bless us. (3 Nephi 9:13)
He gave us a prophet....and General Conference in a few weeks!!!!!