Friday, July 23, 2010

Have You Thought About the Angels At Your Side Lately?

This is our Beautiful Daughter who was photographed while casually standing in front of the mirror as she was visiting with her father.  I took the picture because it seemed to have an illuminating reflection that opened my 'spiritual eyes' to something that was more than I could 'see'!

Without addition comment, we are absolutely loving our INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY FOCUS today:  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke of The MINISTRY OF ANGELS (and because we were also assigned this talk for the focus of our talks in Sacrament Meeting last year, THIS message is very dear to our hearts!): 

"And so such ministrations will be to the righteous until the end of time. As Mormon said to his son Moroni, who would one day be an angel:

“Has the day of miracles ceased?

“Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?

“Behold I say unto you, Nay; for … it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men. …

“For behold, they are subject unto [Christ], to minister according to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness.” (Moroni 7:35–37, 30)

I ask everyone within the sound of my voice to take heart, be filled with faith, and remember the Lord has said He “would fight [our] battles, [our] children’s battles, and [the battles of our] children’s children.” ( D&C 98:37)   And what do we do to merit such a defense? We are to “search diligently, pray always, and be believing[. Then] all things shall work together for [our] good, if [we] walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.” (D&C 90:24)   The latter days are not a time to fear and tremble. They are a time to be believing and remember our covenants.

....May we all believe more readily in, and have more gratitude for, the Lord’s promise as contained in one of President Monson’s favorite scriptures: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, … my Spirit shall be in your [heart], and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” (D&C 84:88)   In the process of praying for those angels to attend us, may we all try to be a little more angelic ourselves—with a kind word, a strong arm, a declaration of faith and “the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.”(D&C 90:24)   Perhaps then we can be emissaries sent from God..."
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1 comment:

bevanmission said...

Yes, this REALLY is our daughter. She thinks it doesn't look like her - but it is. It's probably because it's a reverse image of her features in the mirror. She was actually standing about 3-4 feet from the mirror and I only photographed her image in the mirror using the zoom. And, this is actually the way I always "see" her!

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