Sunday, May 31, 2015

D&C 115:5-6 -- On Shining Forth

"Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;
And that the gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth."
Doctrine and Covenants 115:5-6

I like this.  It tells us that we need to stand up and get going... we need to set an example and shine our light for other people.  Not only that though; it gives us some ideas about why.  We need to gather together to help each other, so that we can be safe from the scary last-days stuff.  We need to be a standard, and show people that it isn't hopeless... that there are safe places... that things aren't hopeless.  Even now some people feel that way, and I think that it might get worse as some of that Revelations stuff starts happening.  So, even if we aren't in the middle of a natural disaster, let's practice helping and lifting others.  Let's offer hope and a refuge where we can.  Let's be the people that make a difference for other people... for each other.  Let's be the lights that God asks us to be.

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