For nearly six thousand years…

My Aunt Ann shared her testimony about the signs of the times with me and my brother Danny this morning. Her conviction was powerful and inspiring. I was reminded of this quote from President Benson:

“For nearly six thousand years, God has held you in reserve to make your appearance in the final days before the second coming of the Lord. Some individuals will fall away, but the kingdom of God will remain intact to welcome the return of its Head—even Jesus Christ.

“While this generation will be comparable in wickedness to the days of Noah, when the Lord cleansed the earth by flood, there is a major difference this time: [it is that] God has saved for the final inning some of His strongest … children, who will help bear off the kingdom triumphantly.” (originally 1987, recently re-quoted by President Monson in 2011)

Ann also invited us to take time pondering our role in these last days and search for heavenly guidance in this endeavor — for our eyes to be opened to visions and understanding of what we can accomplish.

I heard HWN today as I felt inspired to prepare more consciously for our Savior’s second coming.

p.s. I was also able to participated in Alyssa’s confirmation and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost at church today. What a blessing to be included in this sacred ordinance and be a part of her life! We enjoyed having her stay the past couple days in our home. My Aunt Katie also got into town yesterday, and we enjoy having her in our home :)

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