President Eyring conducts.
President Monson presides.
MoTab sings “Oh Say What is Truth?”
Invocation: Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy
Choir sings: “Lead, Kindly Light”
“He that doeth the will of the Father.”
JST changed this verse from “I never knew you” to “Ye never knew me.”
10 virgins: “I know you not” changed to “ye know me not.”
“Ye never knew me” and “ye know me not” are important messages for today.
Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. If ye had known me, you will know the father also. We come to know the father as we come to know the son.
… Four essential steps that can help us come to know the Lord are exercising faith in Him, following Him, serving Him, and believing Him.
The exercise of faith in Jesus Christ is relying upon His merits, mercy, and grace. … As our faith in the Lord increases, we trust in Him and have confidence in His power to redeem, heal, and strengthen us. …
The Savior has admonished us to become as He is. … Following the Lord includes emulating Him. We continue to come to know the Lord as we seek through the power of His Atonement to become like Him. …
We more fully come to know the Lord as we serve Him and labor in His kingdom. As we do so, He generously blesses us with heavenly help, spiritual gifts, and increased capacity. …
We come to know the Savior as we do our best to go where He wants us to go, as we strive to say what He wants us to say, and as we become what He wants us to become. …
… Believing Him with our whole soul comes as we press forward along the covenant pathway, surrender our will to His, and submit to His priorities and timing for us.