Friday, April 19, 2013

Perilous Times

I, like the rest of the nation, am deeply saddened by what happened in Boston on Monday. So horrible. So incomprehensible. 

It's a sad, sad world we live in today. We are all at risk. At school, the movie theater, watching a marathon, on the airplane. Violence is part of our society. 

I'm not surprised by this however. These are the signs of the times. Along with man made disturbances, there are natural disasters happening left and right. Just today, there was an earthquake in China - killing 30 people. Ancient and modern prophets have foretold of natural disasters and violence that will precede the second coming. 

In Doctrine and Covenants 45:33 we read, 

"And there shall be earthquakes also in divers places, and many desolations; yet men will harden their hearts against me, and they will take up the sword, one against another, and they will kill one another."

Umm, yeah. This week.  Verse 33 goes on to say, 

"And I said unto them: Be not troubled, for, when all these things shall come to pass, ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you shall be fulfilled."

I think that is very important. It is scary, but we should not fear. We must recognize that this is going to happen. I feel like we don't spend enough time discussing the second coming. It's real. It's going to happen. Perhaps sooner than we realize. We need to be prepared. 

In the end, everything will be ok. Justice will be served. The righteous will be blessed.

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