Monday, June 6, 2011
STORM vs PRIESTHOOD
I was thinking the other day about a thunder and lightning storm, kind of an odd thing to think about I know. I love these storms. I love to just sit on the porch and watch and listen to its power. I don't know what it is but I could fall asleep listening to its power. I thought to myself, what is thunder? I honestly don't know but to hear its power and feel it is amazing.
Lightning... that is something else fascinating to me. It is so quick but can destroy a mighty oak tree in seconds. It is outstanding the power these two things have.
As I was pondering on my random thought, something else popped into my head, the priesthood. Heavenly Father has entrusted me with this power. This power can be as strong as a storm, if not more so.
The priesthood power Jesus Christ performed miracles with is the same power I have. Christ healed the sick, caused the blind to see, lame to walk and even raised the dead. The power that I have is the same power that the Lord gave to Nephi to be able to move mountains.
This priesthood power, I personally have seen work. I know this is a gift from our Heavenly Father entrusted to those worthy of it. This is the same power and authority given Joseph Smith to restore Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ church. This power gives us the ability to weather the storm no matter how strong. This priesthood power and authority has blessed my life and I have seen it bless the lives of many others. I am thankful our Heavenly Father has entrusted me with it to bless my life and especially the lives of all those I came in contact with in the past 2 years of my mission.
I love my mission. I love the gospel. I especially love our Heavenly Father and His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.