“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” Genesis 1:14
Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, and a rare astronomical event, with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky. Some people are calling this the Christmas star. I don’t think this was or is the Christmas star, but it’s still exciting to observe the stars in the sky and know that they were put there by Heavenly Father.
Today on his facebook page, Pres. Nelson shared this message:
I’ve kind of hesitated to participate in the #givethanks challenge. Mostly because I hate doing whatever the crowd is doing, and I don’t want to be trite in my gratitude. I’ve been thinking about what I could share that’s not shallow.
In the early days of the pandemic and shut down, when the store shelves were really bare of everything, I was quite worried how to feed my family. With moving two years before, a broken foot, and then my husband and I both losing a parent in a short time period, I just had let our pantry and food storage get really low. Week after week there was no bread in our store and I was starting panic. With a food allergy kid anything that comes from a commercial bakery is going to be unsafe to eat. There are two kinds of commercially produced bread Kroger sells that my son can eat. I was also down to my very last bag of flour and half-jar of yeast, so even baking bread was going to be problematic.
If you have not heard, Pres. Nelson will be giving a short message this coming Friday, November 20 at 11am, MST. His message will be broadcast via the Church media channels, his Facebook page, and Youtube. Make sure to tune in.