I don't know quite what to write because I pretty much told you everything yesterday but I'll think of something. The appointment that I went to after the call was at an active members home and we had a good lesson talking about mothers. I love coming over there because their son is obsessed with the movie Labor of Love. Like he is seriously obsessed with it. Every single time we come over, we talk about it. It's kind of funny. Besides that not much else happened that night of importance. We have exchanges this week with the ZLs because Elder Madsen is the District Leader and this is the last week of the transfer. Also probably another transfer with the other set of Elders in my district. Then next week is Transfers. I will probably be moving, But I won't know where until emails next week. It's gonna be good though no matter what happens.
So this is completely not related to anything that I've said so far but I just realized that the default picture for www.MyLDSMail is a picture of a name tag that says "Elder Martin" that's kinda cool for Tyler when he sets out.
Just thought that was cool. Sorry for rambling, I really am trying to find something to say without being boring. I'll just go to the spiritual thought and sign out. More interesting stuff next week!
So just a quick question: Has anyone serious thought about why light is talked about so often in the Gospel? Light of the World, Light of Christ, Light above the Noon-day sun... Why is light so important? I don't know the whole answer but I read something in Mosiah that got me thinking about this the other day. It's where Ammon (Not the disarming one) was talking to King Limhi and was describing what a seer is:
16 And Ammon said that a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a man may have great power given him from God.
17 But a seer can know of things which are past, and also of things which are to come, and by them shall all things be revealed, or, rather, shall secret things be made manifest, and hidden things shall come to light, and things which are not known shall be made known by them, and also things shall be made known by them which otherwise could not be known.
If I may paraphrase for a second, Ammon is saying that the greatest gift that a man of the Priesthood can have is to be able to know things that are hidden or bring light where there is darkness. And here is was thinking it was calling down fire or leveling mountains. :P So now wherever I see light being a prominant topic in something that I am reading in the Gospel it comes with a little more power than it did before. Light seems to be super powerful according to the scriptures.
You can extend this with other scriptures like Psalms 119:105 that make scripture study seem much more important. Also in the spirit of Mother's Day (I used this example yesterday) we are all born with the Light of Christ in us. And who is given specific charge of those young souls as they grow? Mothers, that's who :P. Biological or not, Mother's jobs just become even more important when you realize how important that light is. The greatest gift a man can have is to bring light, but women are charged with that job from the very beginning. I need to step it up... :)
Hope that wasn't to rambling or blasphemous. Love you guys tons and hope that you have a great week!!!
Elder Garrett Darren Smith