Sunday, January 27, 2008

'Til we meet again...

President Gordon B. Hinckley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at age 97. Our sweet Prophet of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is now together forever with his wonderful wife in the Celestial kingdom. He has been the prophet for almost 13 years now, and clearly the prophet that I most remember. Although he wasn't the President of the Church when I was baptized, he has been for most of my active years. He told me not to wear more than one pair of earrings, so I don't. I will never forgive him for that, but I will always honor his council because I know it came from the Lord. I know President Hinckley would laugh with me if I told him how mad I was when he said that, and hopefully he is now. I look forward to the day when I can meet him in heaven as my brother and thank him for the guidance and direction he gave to me, my family, and so many people in this world. He was truly an inspired man with a great sense of humor, vitality, and love for life. The press ate him up and he spit them out :) He more than doubled the number of temples that are in the world today, making it more accessible and convenient for members all over to attend and do work for their ancestors. I will always remember that when I see any temple, anywhere. I have a testimony that this Church is true. I know that Gordon B. Hinckley was a Prophet of God. I know that we have revelation in these Latter Days and that a new Prophet will be given to us through that very revelation. I love you President Hinckley and will miss your shining face at Conference. I say these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

3 comments:

Monique said...

I have been thinking about this for a while. I had talked to Shaun about it just recently telling him I didn't know how I was going to be...I don't know any other prophet...he was my prophet. KWIM? I will miss him but know he is in a better place with his wife who has been waiting paiently for his work on the earth to be done.

Cramster said...

Very touching testimony. Thanks for sharing it.

btg said...

At first I was sad and a little scared. I freaked out when we got a new Bishop! What made me feel better wasthe fact that he has gone back home. He gets to see his family again, returns to his wife, and most of all, he gets to see Jesus face to face! Isn't that what we all want? I am no longer sad, I am jealous!