Friday, March 25, 2016

Today's Favorite Verse: 3 Nephi 10:10-12

Today's Favorite Verse: 3 Nephi 10:10-12
"And the earth did cleave together again, that it stood; and the mourning, and the weeping, and the wailing of the people who were spared alive did cease; and their mourning was turned into joy, and their lamentations into the praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord Jesus Christ, their Redeemer.
And thus were the scriptures fulfilled which had been spoken by the prophets.
And it was the more righteous part of the people who were saved, and it was they who received the prophets and stoned them not; and it was they who had not shed the blood of the saints, who were spared -"

All the people heard the words of Jesus Christ while surrounded by a vapor of darkness. When he stopped speaking the people are so greatly astonished that there is complete silence for many hours. Then the voice comes again. The words bring such tears to my eyes. The Lord tell them how oft had I tried to gather you as hen gathereth her chickens under her wing. After hearing these words the people mourn for their lost loved ones. This is how the three days of darkness pass for the people.

Then morning comes and the earth stops shaking and their lives are spared. The joy and thanks they give to their Lord and Redeemer for sparing their lives. It just made me think of all the various survivor stories I have heard. The people all acknowledge that God is the one that spared their lives. Even when they were not religious before. Yes, they mourn for the lives lost, but acknowledge the preservation of their life comes from God. I could not help but think how the Lord's second coming will be a similar event. The more righteous part will be spared to greet him. 

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