Today's Favorite Verse: Alma 50:23, 27-28
"But behold there never was a happier time among the people of Nephi, since the days of Nephi, than in the days of Moroni, yea, even at this time, in the twenty and first year of the reign of the judges.
But behold, the people who possessed the land of Lehi feld to the camp of Moroni, and appealed unto him for assistance; for behold they were not in the wrong.
And it came to pass that when the people of Morianton, who were led by a man whose name was Morianton, found that the people of Lehi had fled to the camp of Moroni, they were exceedingly fearful lest the army of Moroni should come upon them and destroy them."
The people of Nephi were a happy people. They kept the laws and commandments. They honored and worshiped God. They had Moroni, that prepared for their defense and safety. The people were prospering in the land. Those that were wronged by others went to Moroni to appeal for his assistance. I notice that just the fear of Moroni coming to resolve the matter put things to rest.
I could not help but think of the long history our nation has had with police officers. How safe and secure I felt growing up that policemen would always be there to protect me. I still feel that way. But, what grieves my heart is the wickedness of people that have no respect for them. As they have turned their hearts from God and hate those that protect us, the happiness and safety of our country has changed. I can't help but think that the lack of respect for police officers is a direct connection to the wickedness of the people. We will never have safety and security if this terrible wave of destruction and disrespect is not resolved. The happiness of a nation depends on our ability to honor God, our fellowman, and the laws.
This has made me think a little differently about our 12th Article of Faith "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." The blessings when we keeps laws brings happiness, security and prosperity to the people.
Day 324 Tami Fitzgerald Harris