Monday, February 22, 2010

untitled thought

"What joy! what wonder! what amazement! While the world was racked and distracted—while millions were groping as the blind for the wall, and while all men were resting upon uncertainty, as a general mass, our eyes beheld, our ears heard, as in the ‘blaze of day’; yes, more—above the glitter of the May sunbeam, which then shed its brilliancy over the face of nature! Then his voice, though mild, pierced to the center, and his words, ‘I am thy fellow-servant,’ dispelled every fear. We listened, we gazed, we admired! ’Twas the voice of an angel from glory, ’twas a message from the Most High! And as we heard we rejoiced, while His love enkindled upon our souls, and we were wrapped in the vision of the Almighty! Where was room for doubt? Nowhere; uncertainty had fled, doubt had sunk no more to rise, while fiction and deception had fled forever!"
-Oliver Cowdery

I read this yesterday and felt such a strong connection to it. I felt as though I had felt it before, I had lived the words Cowdery speaks of. I may not have seen with my eyes, the grandeur and brilliance of a vision, but I have felt with my heart and soul, the same love and desires of God. It is a peace above all peace, a sagacity above all wisdom.

It confounds my mind but relieves my soul.

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