Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Words of a Prophet: Thomas S. Monson

My brothers and sisters, today, as we look at the world around us, we are faced with problems which are serious and of great concern to us. The world seems to have slipped from the moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.

Permissiveness, immorality, pornography, dishonesty, and a host of other ills cause many to be tossed about on a sea of sin and crushed on the jagged reefs of lost opportunities, forfeited blessings, and shattered dreams.

My counsel for all of us is to look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing.

I love the words found in Psalms: “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; . . . I will call upon the Lord . . . so [I shall] be saved from mine enemies.”3

The Lord loves us, my brothers and sisters, and will bless us as we call upon Him.

1 comment:

Mr. Giggles said...

I love the fact, that in this world of strife and hatred, we are continually reminded to look to Christ. All we need, to "fight the good fight" is to always remember him.

It reminds me of the battle ship story.

"Sir, there is a light in our horizon."

"Signal, 'move to starboard'."

"Sir, they signaled back for US to move to starboard."

"Signal them to move now."

"Sir, their answer is for US to move now."

"Signal them, 'I am a battleship. Move to starboard'."

"Sir, their answer is. 'I am a lighthouse'."

Sometimes, we find ourselves trying to advise the Lord on where he should move. He is our Rock, and will ever be the same. That is very comforting.