Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spiritual Thought: On General Conference

This is a few weeks late, but for today's spiritual thought I wanted to share with you something I have been reflecting on often since General Conference. It was something that Elder Russell M. Nelson said in his talk, Sustaining the Prophet:
"My dear brothers and sisters, if the Restoration did anything, it shattered the age-old myth that God had stopped talking to His children. Nothing could be further from the truth. A prophet has stood at the head of God’s Church in all dispensations, from Adam to the present day."
This. This is why I love General Conference so much. The scriptures are not dead. We are not left with only ancient books to guide us.
We are blessed to receive modern-day revelation, relevant to our current conditions and struggles. We are blessed to have a modern Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who leads and directs our church, just as Abraham, Moses, Noah, Nephi, and all those who have come before. Why would we believe that Heavenly Father loved the Nephites or those who crossed the Red Sea more than he loved us? Why would he speak directly to them, but be silent to us? It doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense is that he would continue, as he always has, to speak to us through the mouth of the Prophet to teach, exhort, warn and direct us in all things. In this knowledge, I fully sustain President Monson and thank him for his brilliant example of service and faith.

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