Sunday, February 10, 2008
We Thank Thee Oh God For a NEW Prophet
I attended ward conference this afternoon and had the opportunity to sustain President Monson as our new prophet. I had an incredible experience as I raised my arm in his favor. For the first time since the announcement of our new prophet, I really felt like he is the man required to meet the needs of the church at this time. I knew I could support and sustain this man as prophet, seer and revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
President Monson has been an apostle my entire life. I don't even know how the church functions without him. He holds a special place in my heart. I've always been fond of his stories and his wisdom. He is a tender and loving man. And while my love for President Hinckley has not changed, my heart is open and I know that President Monson will fulfill the Lord's work as he serves as our prophet.
I've alway been hesitant to share my feelings on things of the Gospel on my blog. I feel like I can be open about so many parts of my life, but the Gospel is so sacred to me. It's a HUGE part of who I am. I suppose I have a fear of rejection or or of my words being taken too lightly. Elder Ballard recently addressed the students at BYU Hawaii and told them to consider sharing their views of the Gospel on their blogs and using new media to answer questions about the church. As far as I know, only members of the Gospel read this blog, but in case there is anyone out there, I am trying to be more open and share things that are so dear to me.
I write about the changing of prophets, not only to share my feelings and support of the new prophet, but for my own records. When I look back years later, I will know what was going on in my life when President Hinckley died and we sustained President Monson. I look forward to hearing from him as the prophet of our church.