On March 18, 2020, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, the strongest quake in Utah in nearly 30 years, occurred on a relatively small fault line near Magna, Utah. This “strongest” in a long time quake is really miniscule. So, is this the end of the story? It is not.
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Since we yearn to be closer to God and receive revelation, we may find ourselves asking, “Lord, how is it done?” Something profound can be learned in the similarities between Joseph Smith’s prayer that was answered by the First Vision, his prayer that brought Moroni’s visit, and Enos’s wrestle with God when he prayed all day and all night in the woods.
There are interesting similarities between the callings, invitations, gatherings, and emphasis of King Benjamin and President Russell M. Nelson.
Over the past decade, Church leaders have increasingly focused on strengthening faith in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. In retrospect, we can see the evidence of many ways that God has prepared His Church for the COVID-19 pandemic—and other calamities yet to come.
During these times of quarantine there’s an activity we all can pursue. It will bless us immediately. Yet we avoid it.
This is a special time of year when we look forward to gathering with fellow saints to feast upon the word of God. God’s chosen leaders are carefully preparing to share truth and light with us. We have preparation to do as well.
President Nelson’s short tenure has been remarkable. After carefully analyzing the data from the last four conferences, it seems clear that there is one thing President Nelson is emphasizing continuously. Do you know what it is?