Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Doctrine and Covenants 133:23-25

"He shall command the great deep, and it shall be driven back into the north countries, and the islands shall become one land;
And the land of Jerusalem and the land of Zion shall be turned back into their own place, and the earth shall be like as it was in the days before it was divided.
And the Lord, even the Savior, shall stand in the midst of his people, and shall reign over all flesh."
Doctrine and Covenants 133:23-25

I really like this.  Not just because it is interesting about some of the things that will happen at the second coming, although it is quite cool in that regard.  I think my favorite thing about it is the whole idea of oneness and unity.  Not only will be united under one ruler and teacher in Christ, but we will be united in some massively physical ways as well.  There won't be a 12 hour flight ahead of us to reach anywhere.  The land itself will be united.
I don't know exactly what driving the ocean back into the north countries will do... perhaps re-make some glaciers so we have more land mass above the water line?  And I don't know exactly what being turned back into place will do to our current continents... but it kind of sounds like reuniting Pangaea. :)  I guess we'll find out all that cool stuff when it happens.  But I think that erasing some distance and some time between us, and uniting us under Christ will change the world radically in a spiritual and mental way.  Hopefully we won't think so much of us vs. them, and we won't let national boundaries divide us.  Hopefully we'll feel compassion and be more inclusive towards others, and understand better that we are all part of each other.
Today, let's try to imagine the world united, physically and spiritually... and all that it would mean in terms of how we treat others.  And then, let's do our best to live that way now.

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