Saturday, December 31, 2016

It is of God.


Queen of procrastination here. Finally, on New Year's Eve, I have completed reading The Book of Mormon, as promised for my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge.

As I listened to Joseph Smith’s testimony at the beginning of The Book of Mormon of how the angel Moroni appeared to him, I reached the part where Joseph tries to work after a night of interviews with the angel. Joseph collapses in the field and receives another vision where the angel tells him to go back and tell his father about his heavenly visitations.

I’m cleaning in my kitchen, and before the next paragraph starts, I mutter to myself, “It is of God,” meaning the whole thing, the heavenly visits and the testimony of Joseph and the subsequent translation of the Book of Mormon. As soon as I said those words, on the CD, Joseph’s father tells Joseph the same thing. “That it (the heavenly message) was of God.”

A warmth flooded my body then as the Holy Spirit washed over me, confirming the truth of the words I whispered aloud and the words of Joseph’s Father. Even with all my procrastination of my goals, I will always know The Book of Mormon is of God and that it is true.