The following was posted by Aleah Ingram on LDS Daily. To read the full article, click here.
When the sun first sets and the stars begin to appear, you only see a few pin-pricked holes of light. However, as your eyes adjust and the nights deepen, thousands upon thousands of stars start to appear. Before you know it, you are in the midst of so much light and beauty.
Revelation often works like this and I think it can help us understand and appreciate the importance of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and changes in church leadership.
Imagine a bit, a drop of revelation, as a single star. You have this wonderful piece of information to act upon and magnify. In our individual lives, this is often all we need to move forward. Yet, in group settings, God often scatters revelation amongst multiple people. When they come together, a brilliant, illuminated scene unfolds.
Consider a family, where a wife, husband, and children all bring their bits of revelation to solve a family problem.
Consider a Relief Society sitting in council on the first Sunday of the month, sharing revelation on how they can serve with love.
Consider the Bishopric that councils each week on how to bring their ward members closer to Christ.
Consider the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency. Fifteen men, with different personalities and different experiences, called of God to lead His church. Each one with their own special witness of Christ.
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