It has been an interesting week for me. There has been a lot of self reflection, and looking at the things I have learned from my life experiences. What triggered such a reflection for me you might ask? The Prophet Thomas S Monson passed away this week. My latter day prophet passed away, but what a life he lived. I have debated back and forth if I should actually write this post, but then I remembered why I started this blog in the first place. It was to put some good back in the world, especially in the social media. I only ask that you respect my beliefs, and I am not forcing my beliefs on anyone. This is my testimony of latter day prophets for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I hope it touches your heart.
He was an amazing example of service. He had story after story of sacrificing time, talents, and energy to bring a bit of Gods love into someones life. He helped the widows in his ward, he visited friends and strangers in hospitals. I remember a story of him coming home from a trip over seas in his slippers because he had given his shoes away to someone who needed them more than he did.
He was a man of knowledge. I was always so impressed with the quotes and the poems he quoted in conference. You never knew which classic novel, or inspiring poem he would recite and tie back to the gospel. He saw Christ in the word around him and showed others the same.
He loved life! He taught me that life is living. He was a prophet of the Lord, but he was also human. He lit a field on fire when he was little, he wiggled his ears at the kids, and he made me laugh while teaching me so much.
He loved his wife and the whole church knew it. He cherished her and adored her. For him, she was perfect. It makes me so happy and I can’t help but smile to know that he is back with her again. She made him whole I think.
Most of all I will remember how he testified of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (see this link Be an Example and a Light). His every action and word showed his faith. He was an example of the promise in D&C 89 about being given the strength physically to perform the lords work. I remember one of the last talks he gave in conference he boldly testified of the gospel with every once of strength he had, with every fiber of his being. He would not give up or give in until he had testified of his Savior. He was and is a true prophet! In the name of my Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
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