Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An Angelic Presence

At the Manti Temple dedication it was said that there was an angelic presence. Those that witnessed the angels said that the heavenly messengers were doing what?

a.      Sitting among the congregation

b.      Flying throughout the temple

c.       Flying outside the temple

d.      Singing

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   Black skin from the dirt on the trail

Some of these pioneers, once arrived in their promised land, carried marks of the journey throughout their lives. “Grandma could never understand,” said one narrator, “why anyone would want to cultivate a cactus plant. She and her husband had both walked across the plains as children, as they made their journey West there seemed to be so many thorny weeds and rocks. Grandpa said, “My feet were torn and bleeding and many times I could hardly walk.” His widowed mother . . . had brought the fatherless family through to Payson, Utah. She had done her very best to keep her family as clean as possible, but the little boys’ feet had healed with dirt still under the skin. When he died of cancer at age 67, his son stood by the bedside. The nurse said, “I wonder why the bottoms of his feet are black?” His son said, “It is all right. He is carrying the soil of the plains with him, even to his grave.”

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 489-90.

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