Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Flash of Light

The other day I had a strange thing happen to me. I was planning on going to the temple that morning with a friend. I got up and turned on the computer to check my e-mail. Then I turned it off in order to leave for the day. A few minutes later there was a flash of light as the electricity turned off and then quickly on again. A disembodied voice said, “Stand by for further instructions!” Wow! Scary stuff! I assumed that it was Comcast turning on the computer or TV. Or maybe it was Verizon resetting the phone after the electrical shut down. I’m just not use to voices beaming down from the nether sphere. Could it have been a message from one of my dearly departed love ones?
How would you like it if we could get special instructions beamed down to us when we needed them in our lives.
One of our Relief Society lessons in March was from a talk by Julie B. Beck, the General Relief Society President. There are scriptures that encourage us and help us with difficult times in our lives. Check out D&C 20:47,`Alma 32:27,2 Nephi 32:4-5, D&C 101;16. If we have questions—We can get answers! Or we can just wait around for the FLASH OF LIGHT AND THE VOICE!
Years ago, when my first husband was diagnosed with cancer, I had an interesting experience. When he had to undergo surgery, I would fast and pray, and read the scriptures. When the scriptures I read gave me peace, I knew things would be ok. When they gave me strength, I knew we were going to have to fight, and have faith.
General conference is this weekend. We can, as the hymn says “Come Listen to the Prophets Voice and Hear the Word of God”.

In this month’s issue of the Ensign, President Monson says, “The holy scriptures adorn our bookshelves. Make certain they provide nourishment to our minds and guidance for our lives.” (The Mighty Strength of the Relief Society,” Ensign, Nov 1997)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -- Albert Einstein

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