Photos taken on early morning hike on March 20, 2012
"And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft, and I did pray oft unto the Lord;
wherefore the Lord showed unto me great things."
1 Nephi 18:3
One of the Lords best way to communicate to us is through symbolism: Symbolism in the scriptures uses a familiar object, event, or circumstance to represent a principle or teaching of the gospel. The interpretation of the symbol is usually very personal. We can ask the Lord what the meaning of a symbol is. Nephi asked for the interpretation and the meaning of the symbols shown to his father in his dream. However, we don't need to be sleeping to see symbols, and to be taught by the Lord.
Most of us rely on the written word in the scriptures to be taught the gospel. Yes, the scriptures are probably the best source to learn the gospel, but it is possible, and actually very important to have personal tutoring sessions from above. How else do we develop a relationship with our Savior.
I am currently taking a few college classes. At the end of each chapter in my text books are key words that are important to remember. Here are a few key words for me to remember from Spring Equinox.
- "Cloud" from the North
- Left Hand of God
- Sliver of MoonLight remaining
- Three Layers of Clothing
- Slippery Slope
- Need for a sure footing
- Guidance and Direction
- Light hitting the Highest Point
- Flock of Birds
- Tracks in the snow.
- The Cycles and Seasons of life.