Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mormon 8:12

"And whoso receiveth this record, and shall not condemn it because of the imperfections which are in it, the same shall know of greater things than these. Behold, I am Moroni; and were it possible, I would make all things known unto you."
Mormon 8:12

There are a couple of things in this verse that are having an impact on me today.  One of them is the idea of knowing "greater things than these."  And whether that is referring specifically to the previous verses talking about the three Nephites, or whether it means what is contained in the entire record of the Book of Mormon, it is still impressive.  I think about who we have to be to not condemn a record for imperfections, and it seems like we just need to be open, humble... willing to take Moroni at his word.  Sure, he was a human, and the people who kept the records and worked on them, and translated them... they were human as well.  But if we can reach beyond our naturally doubting ways and give his words a chance, pray about them... talk to God about them... then God will have a chance to show us not only this, but greater things, because we'll be listening and open to it.
The other thing that strikes me is the sincerity of Moroni, and how much he cares about us even though we are so far removed from each other in history.  He is alone, in fear of his life, and all he has is us.  His hope for us, his belief that someday we would read his words and that he would have an impact on our lives.  ... And he does. :)  Today, let's listen to him... and God of course, and give the Book of Mormon a chance to change our hearts, and give God a chance to show us so much more than this. :)

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