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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Powered by the SON!

Back in the 60s, this cartoon came out called Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.  The main character, a superhero named Birdman, received his powers (flying, shooting light rays from his hands, etc.) from the sun.  The closer he got to the sun or the longer he was exposed to it the stronger he became; if the sun was clouded over or something like that, his powers waned dramatically.  As you can probably guess, the TV show was a big flop and nobody remembers it anymore, but I thought I'd bring it up because it's been nice and sunny around here recently.  That's nice for us as missionaries because we are personally cheerier, we don't have to get our suits all drenched, and there are people out and about with whom we can share the gospel. 
There's also a parallel there for our souls.  The closer we get to the light of the Son (ah, homophones, how I love you so!), the longer we are exposed to Him, the stronger we become.  When we choose to walk away from that light by sinning or by not caring enough, or when we let the problems in our lives cloud things over, we become weaker. 

In a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord declared this:
This is the light of Christ.  As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made. 
Stay in the light of the Son!  He will give you power and He will lift you up.  I know that is true.

Much Love,

Elder Spendlove

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1 comment:

  1. I love the feeling of the Sun and The Son! both bring warmth to my heart and soul! thanks for the reminder!

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