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Week Two Theme: Said Samuel
I'm inspired by a Primary children's song titled "Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus." (HERE) Ever since I learned it as a child, it is one of those songs that is on constant repeat throughout the month of December. "Hosanna! Let earth receive her king!"
Scriptures to Look Up:
Helaman 13:2-4 (HERE)
3 Nephi 1:9-15 (HERE)
What must it have felt like for the believers who were awaiting the sign of the birth of Jesus knowing they would be put to death if it did not occur? How can we keep our faith strong while in our day of waiting for His Second Coming?
"We should be patient in developing and strengthening our testimonies. Rather than expecting immediate or spectacular manifestations, though they will come when needed, we should pray for a testimony, study the scriptures, follow the counsel of our prophet and other Church leaders, and live the principles of the gospel. Our testimonies then will grow and mature naturally, perhaps imperceptibly at times, until they become driving forces in our lives."
What "waiting" phase are you in right now? What are you waiting for? Pray for patience and understanding. Pray that your testimony may be strengthened in this waiting phase.