Fifth Sunday November 2014
Today is the Fifth Sunday November 2014. That means we had a joint Priesthood/Relief Society Meeting. The topic was Family History.
Some times Sunday afternoon naps interfere with the ability to go to sleep comes bed time. Tonight is one of those nights. Frustrating. You feel tired so you take a nap, and then when you should feel tired, you’re too away to go to bed. Sometimes life isn’t fair.
There are a few people whom, in my opinion, take the command to store a year’s supply a little far. When I listen and read what we’ve been asked to do I get the impression of an impending condition where we would be required to live from what we stored. Food, water, clothes, and “needful” items.
Now, where do they take it too far in my opinion?
In storing guns, ammunition, and preparing for a trek and living conditions that mimic 19th century living. I’ve read about people who are building handcarts, storing cast iron stoves, and preparing to live in huge tents. Yet, when I visit providentliving.org, I see nothing to indicate that the church leaders are diving us in that direction.
While each individual should prayerfully consider what they do to prepare, when I read the Doctrine and Covenants section 45, I get a picture that says we will be protected.
I have no doubt there are Latter-day Saints who live in areas that will be hard hit by civil unrest. Yet, when I read the scriptures, I repeated read that the righteous “shall not fear.”