1 Nephi

1 Nephi 4

Good morning.  This post is short and sweet!  Tomorrow is General Women’s Broadcast…. so excited.  For those of you that aren’t aware of what that is.  Twice a year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather.  We gather in April and October, the first full weekend of the month.  This gathering is called General Conference.  During General Conference, we are blessed to hear the living prophet Thomas S. Monson speak along with other leaders from the church.  General Conference is always a blessing.  The Saturday before General Conference, however, there is a broadcast called General Women’s broadcast.  This is a special hour long even in where girls and women of our church gather across the world to hear leaders of our church speak to us on issues that are more specific to females.  I love women’s broadcast and hope that you can join.  You can watch this on your mobile device or computer by going to https://www.lds.org .  This broadcast will be Saturday Sepember 26, 2015 at 5:00 PST, 6:00 CST.

1 Nephi 4:

Who? Nephi, Laman, Lemuel, Sam, servant of Laban-Zoram,

When? Sometime between 600 and 592 BC

Where? Outskirts of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, near the house of Laban, treasury of Laban,

My favorite Verse: 33 “And I spake unto him, even with an oath, that he need not fear; that he should be a free man like unto us if he would go down in the wilderness with us.”

I recently watched a short clip of Elder David A Bednar’s talk titled “Tender Mercies of the Lord.” Elder Bednar stated that “We should not overlook the tender mercies of the Lord.” Imagine yourself in Zoram’s shoes as he discovers that he followed a stranger that just murdered his employer into the outskirts of the protected city. Not only did he follow a murdering-stranger, but he also assisted the murdering-stranger by helping to carry stolen goods out of treasury. In today’s society, Nephi would be wanted on two capital crimes. But the Lord and his tender mercies are such that Zoram could and did believe Nephi was following the commandments of the Lord. Nephi spoke to him and gave him an oath, which clearly meant so much more 2,600 years ago than it does today. Zoram trusted Nephi and gave up all that he had to follow Nephi into the wilderness back to Lehi and Sariah.

Blind faith.  Sometimes that is all we have.

Lovingly,

Samantha

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