It is warming up here in the South States. Our Mission President's Wife is telling all of us to be sure to be hydrated for the oncoming summer.
My companion and I purchased our water bottles today, we had been running around all afternoon and by the time we got home is was SOO THIRSTY!
In the Holy Bible as well as the Book of Mormon it talks alot about thirst.
In Amos 8:11-12 it talks about a famine;
11 ¶Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a afamine of bread, nor a bthirst for water, but of hearing the cwords of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall arun to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
God foretold of a time where the human soul would thirst and hunger from the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek for the well of water that springs up into everlasting life, that nourishes and fills what nothing else can satisfy.
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
And yet still today there is famine and thirst of the soul.
God also made a promise those lost in famine and honest seekers of truth.
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
I know that promise is real. Just as I can run into my apartment and fill my water bottle to overflowing; I am able to partake of the Fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
How grateful I am that God knows the needs of the souls of whom He created. That after Christ left the earth and the Apostles with Him, in 1820 God had heard the cried of the righteous of His Protestant children and restored His Gospel.
One of my biggest challenges is helping those wonderful friends of other faiths see that what they had historically fought for and seek today has been brought back.
Our invitation to the world, or the ladel of eternal water we offer to our thirsting brothers and sisters is the Book of Mormon. Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
I invite the world to sample for themselves and taste and see if it fills the soul to overflowing.
A Book of Mormon Porphet states in Alma 32:42;
42 And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.I hope you all have a great week and stay HYDRATED! physically and spiritually