Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AWAKE and ARISE...Standing tall from the crowd

photo taken on May 10, 2011 outside of Flagstaff, Arizona

"Yea, let the cry go forth among all people: Awake and arise and go forth to meet the Bridegroom;
 behold and lo, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Prepare yourselves for the great day of the Lord."
Doctrine and Covenants 133:10

I drove past a forest of trees and looked over and saw this one tree.. alone, standing tall. It was as if all the other trees were asleep in mass... while this one tree was awake and standing tall in the middle of this beautiful meadow. It towered over the other trees. It seems as if it is much easier in life to stay within the pack, to go with the flow, to not make waves and settle for the status quo. In order to be ready for what is ahead, one must awake.. and arise. The Lord continues to call to us to Come, Follow Him. In those 3 words are two commandments.. to come (which requires us to stand up and act) and then to  follow Him.. Follow Him where? Follow Him to the Father. Christ's role is to take us to the Father.

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