Sunday, November 08, 2009

Just a Reminder...

In the spirit of the Sabbath day, I had a thought light upon my mind just a few moments ago  from Neal A. Maxwell. He is known by many for his service as an Apostle of the Lord. Speaking to a group of priesthood brethren in 2004, Elder Maxwell referenced Psalm 147:5. It reads,

 "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."

In this vein, Maxwell bears this witness, 
"I testify to you that God has known you individually, brethren, for a long, long time (see D&C 93:23). He has loved you for a long, long time. He not only knows the names of all the stars (see Ps. 147:4; Isa. 40:26); He knows your names and all your heartaches and your joys! By the way, you have never seen an immortal star; they finally expire. But seated by you tonight are immortal individuals—imperfect but who are, nevertheless, “trying to be like Jesus”!"

Yes, to grasp eternity, that is the longing. To some it may be a new concept, to others a mystery, to others a question, and to others still, a farce. To you, dear reader, I implore: step out of the noise and forces of time and ask the questions. What is your beginning and what is your end? Listen for the eternal echoes and watch for light that gleams beyond the stars who have their times and seasons. The answer will press upon the very limits of mortal comprehension and transcend the boundaries of beginnings and ends. Eternity knows no bounds and, truly, lives within each of us.

1 comment:

cskelton said...

This is a good day to be reminded of that, and as more situations arise, may we all remember on a daily basis.