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Life would be a dead-end road
Without any hope or future
If our Lord did not atone
To redeem and be our Savior
Four Titles

“Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, life would be a dead-end road without hope or future. With the Atonement, life is an ennobling, inspiring journey of growth and development that leads to eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father.”

—Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Four Titles
Topics: AtonementJesus ChristEternal Life

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The hope of God’s light

Is available to calm,
To all it gives life
And can heal as a balm

The Hope of God’s Light

“God’s light is real. It is available to all! It gives life to all things. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound. It can be a healing balm for the loneliness and sickness of our souls.”

—Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Hope of God’s Light
Topics: HealingAtonement

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Open your eyes and see
Those struggling, in need
Heavy hearts, pain, despair
How can you show you care?

In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair; let us feel the silent prayers of others around us, and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers.

Happiness, Your Heritage

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Second Counselor in the First Presidency

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Just as the brightest day
Is followed by the night
Darkness does come our way
And tests our faith grown bright

Have you ever thought about light and dark in these ways:

dark: unknown, evil, cold, stumble, fear, sad, asleep, deception
light: good, safety, knowing, happy, peace, warmth, awaken, heaven, path, drives away the dark, seeking, nourishing, awakening to the awfulness of guilt (hot flash)

Pondering The Hope of God’s Light

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The ever-changing seasons
Bring new beauty to each day
The skies that bring us breezes
Also cast storms down our way

Hold fast to God’s counsel
To weather the storms of life
Prepare, Saints, each house well
Build up strength through Jesus Christ
 
In this life, each season
Helps us become who we are meant to be
Each trial, each lesson
Is to prepare us for eternity
 
In times of pain, sorrow, and death
May we rejoice in the beauty God placed here
And witness to our dying breath
We have reason to hope and be of good cheer

FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE

Saints for All Seasons

Our great opportunity during the ever-changing seasons of life is to hold fast to the faithful word of God, for His counsel is designed not only to help us weather the storms of life but also to guide us past them. Our Heavenly Father has given His word through His prophets—precious knowledge designed to lead us through the challenges of difficult seasons toward the unspeakable joy and brilliant light of eternal life. It is an important part of our life’s experience to develop the strength, courage, and integrity to hold fast to truth and righteousness despite the buffeting we may experience.

Pondering this message and current news. Why are there so many crazed people? I am so thankful for the beauty of the earth, that there flowers to place over graves, and brilliant skies to cause us to look up and look forward to the “unspeakable joy and brilliant light of eternal life”.

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Illuminate the way
Out of darkness.
Read God’s Word and pray
His light, harness!

The hope of light
Comes through life’s door
Holy and bright
It is the Lord!

But even though we may feel lost in the midst of our current circumstances, God promises the hope of His light—He promises to illuminate the way before us and show us the way out of darkness.

The Hope of God’s Light

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Remove the scales
From your spiritual eyes
See what prevails
Across the brighter skies

Enlarge your soul with hope and light
Where thoughts and intents are grand
Open your eyes to what is right
There’s opportunity at hand

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