Sunday, October 4, 2015

What was known about David O. McKay


David O. McKay
When David O. McKay was young, he was told that he would be in the leading councils of the Church if he remained true to the gospel. Where was this prophesied?
a.                  In his patriarchal blessing
b.                  During his mission to Ireland
c.                   When he was ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood
d.                  When he was being sealed sealed to his wife
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   Brigham caught him riding on the runners of his sled
One day as he watched the sleigh, it slowed down to go around a corner. Heber was so close to it, he was able to jump on the runners before it began to speed up again.
     At first it was exciting to ride through the crisp air as the horses tossed their heads and the sleigh bells tinkled merrily. Heber thought he would go only a few blocks and then, when the horses slowed down, he would hop off and hurry home.
But the animals did not slacken their speed. They ran swiftly through the town and into the country. Heber was nearly breathless as the bitter wind and snow whirled around him. His teeth chattered with cold and fear as he prayed that he might go back home safely. He shivered at the thought of what Brigham Young might say and do if he found a boy riding on the runners of his sleigh.
     When the horses had gone more than five miles, they came to a frozen stream and at last slowed down to make their way across it. Heber jumped off and started racing back toward town. He had gone only a short way when he heard a voice boom out, “Stop! Stop, little boy! You are about frozen. Come get warm under my buffalo robe, and then we’ll take you home.”
     This moment was one Heber J. Grant never forgot.

Lucille C. Reading, Shining Moments Vol. 2 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985), 61-2.

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