Friday, January 6, 2012

Alma 17:2

"Now these sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the angel first appeared unto him; therefore Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God."
Alma 17:2

I love this. Alma and the sons of Mosiah had been friends most of their lives. They started going around to destroy the church together, and then they were converted together. And Alma would have been happy to see them even if they had gone back to their old ways, but it added to his joy that they were still his brethren in the Lord... that they were doing so much good work for God, just as he was, dedicating himself to helping people change and come to God. And they could interact on a whole other level because they'd all been learning and studying and growing in the same direction. ... I think it is the same for us at different times in our lives, and probably will be in the afterlife. Being dedicated to God and the gospel opens us up to a whole level of happiness. :) Today, let's work towards that happiness, and those ultimate joyful reunions by learning more and opening ourselves up to the Scriptures and to our Heavenly Father. :) So much to learn... so much to enjoy. :)

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