Tag Archive | Latter-Day Saints

Miracle Scriptures #2

D&C 35:8 For I am God, and mine arm is not ashortened; and I will show bmiracles, csigns, and wonders, unto all those who dbelieve on my name.

Here is a link to look more up yourself if you feel so inclined.

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/tg/miracle?lang=eng&letter=m

 

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Chance and Luck

Pres. Monson

Thomas S. Monson in his office in Salt Lake Ci...

One of the things I have always wondered about, is how do you know if something is chance, luck, or answer to prayer.

Pres. Thomas S. Monson answered this so very clearly in Conference this last Sunday.  A few quotes from his talk included “was it chance that our paths crossed . . . I do not for one moment believe so . . .I believe it was an answer to . . . prayer” and  “The Lord is in the details of our lives.”  “Like many other things in our lives, it seemed to be something that just worked out.”  “Luck, I don’t think so.”  If you have an extra 20 minutes, the entire talk can be watched below.  To listen to just the final story you can start at about 15 minutes in.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2012/10?lang=eng&vid=1884883632001&cid=11

Pres. Monson

A Temple

 

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Yesterday for church we went to our stake center and watched the broadcast of the Brigham City LDS Temple.  Thanks to the miracle of modern broadcasting, thousands of people joined together to give thanks for this newest temple, and join in praising and thanking God as they joined their voices in praise and in song.  It was incredibly powerful.  The Latter-Day Saints are rightly known as a temple building people, and now have 139 temples scattered across the globe, with more on the way.

 

One of the speakers reminded us of the early traditions of temple worship, including Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem.  I felt almost guilty enjoying the wonderful experience as I remembered my trip to Jerusalem and the temple mount there.  There are so many faithful people who yearn and pray for the day when they are permitted to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.  Millions of devout people whose life is made meaningful when they are allowed to touch the wailing wall, and pray for people whose names are on the small slips of paper stuffed into the cracks of the wall.  With so many temples so close to so many Latter Day Saints, we truly take our temple privileges for granted.  It is not like having extra church meeting houses, or a cathedral here or there, these are Houses of the Lord in every sense that Solomon’s was.  Their mere existence qualifies as a major miracle.

 

I especially enjoyed this dedication having had the opportunity to go through the open house last month.  I’ve included some links you can visit to learn more about this amazing place of worship and covenants.

 

Official Article

 

History of Temples (including Solomon’s)