The tone was set by a young woman not yet a member of the Church. Her mother was baptized last December, and it’s clear that this young lady will follow in due time. She talked about a recent life lesson that had hit her hard: if you never try, you will never be able to do it. A tender spirit with shades of innocence filled the chapel.
Next was a brother who was recently called as a ward missionary. He said that we cannot just sit in church ourselves, for it our duty to bring others and each other here. “There is much I have to answer for,” he said, mentioning 20 years wasted chasing worldly goals, “but I will never have to answer for not spreading the gospel.” The spirit was one of rebirth through the gospel and covenantal duty to one another.
The bishop’s Executive Secretary testified of the reality and goodness of each member of the Godhead.
A young father spoke of God’s love for us, allowing me to once again taste of that love.
As we discussed the other day, Isaiah invites us messianically thus: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” (Isaiah 55:1-2)
How satisfying to be so well fed at testimony meeting!
I love testimony meetings! As I read your post, I couldn’t help but wander back to the old Arizona Temple Youth Guide meetings and the powerful testimonies that were borne.
One of my favorite parts of testimony meeting is the small children who get up to bear their testimonies. My six-year old son bore his testimony yesterday, with my wife’s help. That was the highlight of my Sunday!
Delicious just to read about it.
Can I move into your ward? Our testimony mtgs seem to be lacking these kinds of testimonies as of late. But I’ve got a few extra blibbering beehives if anyone wants them.
Come on over, East of Eden!