I love this song! As I help others prepare for baptism I am reminded of the promises we make when we are baptized. I am recommited to follow through on my part and I know that I will be blessed with the strength to do so! --In a world when so many will not, I WILL!
2 Nephi 31
Mosiah 18:8-10 (our baptism covenants)
Covenant: a two-way promise with our Heavenly Father
Did you know the Revolutionary War was prophesied to occur 592 years before Christ was even born?
The American prophet Nephi saw Columbus and the Revolution. Check out 1 Nephi 13:12-20 (pg24 and 25 in the Book of mormon) Nephi knew that the Americas are the Promised Land talked about in the bible and that it was necessary for the inhabitants thereof to have freedom, the ability to use their agency to worship God as they wish.
Because of the Freedom of Religion the book of Mormon was able to be brought forth as a second witness of Jesus christ to prove that Christ's teaching really are the same yesterday, today, and forever! At no other time and in no other place in the world could this be done. I am very grateful for those who died so that we may exercise our freedom; and I am ever so grateful for those who died and sealed their testimonies of the Book of Mormon with their blood so that we may still have it today and be able to make more informed choices!
And He is! Literally, and spiritually. He created the sun, and without Him we would have no hope.
3 Nephi 9:18, John 8:12
A conference talk I like is about Hope and God's light. It is entitled "The Hope of God's Light" by President Dieter F Uchtdorf. I will attach a link to it at the bottom, I strongly encourage all of you to read it! I love this talk because there really is hope in the world. Even when we feel dark and completely alone, there is still hope! And that is because of Christ. He went lower than any man ever could, so that He may be with us as we face our trials. And He is, He is ALWAYS with us! We can be healed if we just turn to Christ and rely on Him, for He said: " I am the Light which shineth in the darkness." President Uchtdorf said: "God's light is real. It is availiable to all! It gives life to all things. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound... The darkness may not dissapate all at once, but as surely as night always gives
way to dawn, the light will come!"
Family and friends, there is hope! Trust in Christ and let His light replace any darkness in your soul! The darkness will surely fade, because it cannot exist in the presence of light! You are a child of God. Rise up and become the person you were designed to be!
PS: There's another Sis. Madson in my mission! Cool, eh?