Sunday, September 29, 2013

Priesthood -- "For the Salvation of the Human Family"

After healing a young boy on President Snow's mission, he told the mother, "the God of heaven has done this for you" -- reflected his lifelong teachings about the priesthood.  He reminded the Saints that through the work of priesthood holders, "the glory and power of god [is] made manifest" for the benefit of others.

The Priesthood has been restored; it has been bestowed upon man that through that medium, all who would like to be good and happy, might have the privilege.  The gospel tells us how to be great, good and happy.  The spirit of the gospel of Christ teaches all things that are necessary for our present and future welfare.

Although President snow made this statement to the priesthood-holders of the church, how does it apply to us?  "Purity, virtue, fidelity, godliness must be sought ambitiously, or the crown cannot be won.  Those principles must be incorporated within ourselves, woven into our constitutions, becoming a part of us, making us a centre, a fountain of truth, of equity, justice, and mercy, of all that is good and great, that from us may proceed the light, the life, the power, and the law to direct, to govern and assist to save a wandering world; acting as the sons of God, for and in behalf of our Father in heaven."

Lesson taken from Teachings of the Presidents: Lorenzo Snow, Chapter 17.  Given by Kristy Bateman

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