Saturday, October 23, 2010


 We are ALL somewhere in this picture,   No matter who you are or where you are from, you could be clinging to the Iron Rod, or in the great and spacious building or lost in the Mist of Darkness. Everything in this picture represents something...  in the scriptures it tells us that:
1- Tree of Life: Love of God. -1 nephi 11:21-22
2- Iron Rod: Word of God. 1 nephi 11:25
3- Great and Spacious Building: pride and vain ambitions of the world.- 1 nephi 11:36 1 Nephi 12:18
4- Mist of Darkness: The Temptations of the Devil. 1Nephi 12:17 

In Boyd K. Packer's talk in the August Ensign he talks of Lehi's dream. this is what he said about it.
  • "Now to you, the one of two million, I speak individually. Just as the prophets and apostles in times past did, “we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, … that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (2 Nephi 25:26).
“Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3).
And then Nephi added:
“Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark.
“For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:4–5).
  We must follow the Iron Rod, CLING to it with all the strength that we have.  this will save us! bring us to Everlasting life, which is living with our Heavenly Father!

website for the talk by Boyd K. Packer:

Book of Mormon reference:
1 Nephi 8
1 Nephi 10
1 Nephi 11
1 Nephi 12


  1. How wonderful it is that the gospel can help people find the strength to leave the building, "feel" their way through the mists of darkness, and to hold to the iron rod. The Book of Mormon is the strong rod that we can hold to.

  2. That is such a profound store in the book of Mormon. My favorite part is Lehi wanting his family to partake of the tree of life. All of us that live the gospel want our family friends and everyone to know the same peace, love and joy we have in our safe harbor of Jesus Christ.
    Great blog!