A Light To Shine Out Of Darkness

This is an original Thomas Edison light bulb. (Correction, this is a replica, I misunderstood the guide.) It obviously still works and is shining brightly inside the Fairy Caverns in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. And yes, I took this photo. (Bless Mr. Hot Stuff for understanding the importance of a good camera and lens.)

2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

This weekend was the worldwide General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s roughly eleven hours of standing under a spiritual waterfall and trying to soak in as much Godly counsel and scriptural teaching as you possibly can. Fortunately we can go online and re-watch, re-listen, or re-read all of it within about a week, because I miss so much and don’t have good recall without being able to review.

One of the things that I noticed emphasized throughout this conference was the importance of taking our understanding of Jesus Christ from a place of simple surface knowledge, to internalizing who he is and what his teachings are, so that this knowledge begins to show in our actions. We want to become who he wants us to be, and we cannot do that if we don’t take the time to truly absorb who he is.

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