Tuesday, April 4, 2017

1 Nephi 1:15 -- On Focusing on the Hope

"And after this manner was the language of my father in the praising of his God; for his soul did rejoice, and his whole heart was filled, because of the things which he had seen, yea, which the Lord had shown unto him."
1 Nephi 1:15

I really like that Lehi's whole heart was filled and that he rejoiced so much.  He had been shown a vision, and lots of that vision was sad, about the danger that his city was in.  Having lived in Jerusalem all his life, I am sure that Lehi was sad about what could come.  But instead of dwelling on the bad, he rejoiced in the hope that God brought him, and *that* is the part that he acted on.  He went out to preach, to try to turn things around.  Even when that didn't work and they tried to kill him, he kept making some really hard decisions, clinging to the hope and joy that God offered him, and saving everything that he could.

Perhaps, like Lehi, even when we see the world melting down around us, we can focus on the hope, and see the good.  Today, let's choose to take action rather than to despair.  Let's make change the world for good, a little at a time, and never give up.

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