“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 Having access to the word of God in our lives is remarkable. We have the very words which Jesus Christ spoke when He dwelled on the earth! We can always turn to His word for comfort, direction, and for truth. Not only this, but we have access to the words of His many prophets as recorded in the Old and New Testaments, and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Such wonderful people who have served throughout history as the mouthpieces of the Lord on this earth provide guidance not only to the people of their own times, but to us as well! And because God is loving, He calls prophets today, and we can turn to modern prophets, such as our current and so dearly beloved prophet, President Russel M. Nelson! I am overjoyed to tell you that not even this is the end of how God may show His love. We have access to direct personal revelation, and to direct revelation through our patriarchs, and when we live worthily we can have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost! Not only this but in the Lord’s creation itself, there is testimony of His wonder. In the details of each of our lives His workings are seen. There are in our lives so many testimonies of His love. To many Latter-Day Saints, these sources of God’s light in our lives are familiar, and we take them for granted. But this same security we feel is not something everyone is blessed to experience. It would be difficult to imagine living the life of someone who has not turned to the light of Christ unless you have actually experienced it, and I have. Conversion is what saved my soul and life. We truly have a serious responsibility to do our very best to share this wonderful thing to all people. I know that President Nelson’s words which are inspired of God are true, "[This] gathering is the most important thing taking place on earth today. Nothing else compares in magnitude, nothing else compares in importance, nothing else compares in majesty.” This is truly a marvelous and great work, and I am grateful and ecstatic to be a part of it. May God be with you.
Elder J. Gregson