Thursday, February 18, 2010

Prophets in the Land

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him" --Deut. 18:18).

I just came across this image of President Hinckley and a flood of thoughts and feelings came forward. He was the President of the LDS Church from the time I was 10-22 years old. His influence upon me as a living prophet will last forever. This picture shows a lot of that for me.

This is another powerful image of President Monson, today's living Prophet. I love the candle that stands next to him. I'll leave that to you to look at, appreciate, and see as a symbol of who this man is for the Lord. President Monson is a witness of the attributes of Christ that we must strive toward. Also, he is a man fully devoted to the Lord, Jesus Christ and His work. 

His recent message in this month's Ensign (see included these words:
“In the search for our best selves, several questions will guide our thinking: Am I what I want to be? Am I closer to the Savior today than I was yesterday? Will I be closer yet tomorrow? Do I have the courage to change for the better? …

“The years have come and the years have gone, but the need for a testimony of the gospel continues paramount. As we move toward the future, we must not neglect the lessons of the past."
Thank you, President Monson, for asking these meaningful questions. Thanks be to prophets who continually point us to the Holy One.


cskelton said...

When I first read this, the day you posted it, I hesitated commenting, because I'm always commenting, and probably most of my comments are, mindless rambles. However the Spirit has been testifying in a powerful way many things to me during the past month, this being among those truths. It's is just a remarkable blessing that Heavenly Father has placed a prophet on the Earth, and we have the privilege of knowing that he indeed is the mouthpiece of the Lord. Thanks for this post.

Your posts have been very interesting, on many levels, Travis.

Travis Standley said...

Thank you, Cheryl. Your comments are welcome.

I'm glad the posts interest you. I enjoy writing this blog.