Thursday, January 31, 2008

Thomas S. Monson - Called of God

Of Christ Rev 1:14 says, "His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire."

Also of Christ D&C 110:3 says, "His eyes were as flame of fire..."

In reading this latter I had considered this a bit of writers license, and assumed Revelation's comment to just be being typical of the book.

Having been brought up in Protestantism I considered it impossible that I would ever see a living apostle. And upon joining the church I still hadn't got to see one at the time I went on my mission; as circumstance had it.

But then we were to have Thomas S. Monson come to a missionary meeting. So here I was to finally come to see a living apostle. I thought, "now remember, Doug, he isn't going to come in dressed like Moses and carrying a staff." I said this to keep my expectations of the person realistic (not that I thought he would come thus dressed).

I was somewhat disappointed to see him come in looking rather business like in his mannerisms. However while I was sitting out there during the process of the meeting I happened to look at him. His eyes were orange, like you would see in a photograph.

I thought, "no-one is going to believe me when I tell them this." So I looked to see if there was any reflection of light coming in the windows. I really knew it wasn't that, to cause such an effect, but I looked anyway. The sun was on the opposite side of the building, the windows were fogged style of glass, and they were all in shade.

I looked back and now his eyes were as fire. I looked into the eyes and it was like going right into an enormous furnace. It was as I had imagined Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego standing in a fire: Lots of space. This demonstrated that the Holy Ghost was with him.

I believe God was wanting to show me that, even though he may have had organising and business to do, he still had the Spirit in him, and was a true Apostle of Christ.

2 comments:

Doug Towers said...

Betty

If you want me to take your comment seriously and nothing more than junk-mail advertising then I suggest you leave your email address and get a proper Google account.

Todd Wood said...

Doug, speaking of the doctrine of man, here is my next comment:

http://heartissuesforlds.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/an-invitation-to-doug-towers/#comment-3919