Today's Favorite Verse: Doctrine & Covenants 20:1
"The rise of the Church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly organized and established agreeable to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God, in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April -"
This chapter is a revelation on the Church organization and government. It gives the duties of the various priesthood callings. It gives the manner for baptism by immersion and the prayer to be spoken for that ordinance. It also gives the sacrament prayer for the bread and the water. It's a long chapter with 84 verses.
What I love about this chapter is how the organization is laid out when there was just one small group of saints meeting in a tiny cabin, yet it gives instructions on what is needful for establishing many branches of the church. It tells of the great work that would come and laid out in perfect detail how it was to be organized. I see this same organization today in a world-wide church with millions of members. I can go anywhere in the church and be perfectly at home. It is all run the same. Through this perfect organization there is a way setup that every member of the church can be accounted for and nourished. When disasters happen it is by this same organization that our members can be accounted for and assistance can be given. If any failings happen it is not due to the organization, it is due to neglect of the individual members of their duties. This organization is one of the ways the Lord's saint will have peace during the most trying of days. I am so grateful.