Monday, January 28, 2008

I thank thee O God for a Prophet

I remember in 1995, attending general conference and watching the solemn assembly as Gordon B. Hinckley became the new prophet and president of the church. I remember my dad leaning over to me, saying that I needed to pay attention because this was something really special that you don't see everyday. I remember always believing in the prophet- whoever he might be- and thinking that it was cool to witness a new one being "sworn in". I remember raising my arm to the square to say that I too agreed with God's choice. I then remember President Hinckley standing up and speaking for the first time as president of the church and I remember the feeling I felt and the realization I had that for the first time in my life I was receiving a clear and distinct confirmation from the lord through the holy spirit. I knew Gordon B. Hinckley really truly was a prophet of God. In that moment, I knew. I still know that he was. I loved him. He was the main prophet of my life and I will miss him.

"I have a confession to make, my brothers and sisters. It is simply this: I love you. I love the people of this Church. I love all who are faithful. I love all who follow the ways of the Lord. It is a humbling thing to preside over the Church. I can never forget the words of Jesus: he that would be first among you, let him be the servant of all." -President Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008


Ginger Carver said...

I really am very sorry for this news.

Cristi said...

Angie Robson- I am absolutely positively sure that you have no idea who I am, but I remember hanging out with you in dorm 6 in Rexburg, ID in the year of 1997-1998 (my freshman year, your sophomore?). Anyway, I was just browsing blogs (which I spend way too much time doing) and I found a link to yours through my friend Kristen's who has a link to Stephanie Rice (who I also remember hanging out with in dorm 6). I had so much fun with you and fond memories of your awesome personality! Good to visit and see ya! You can check out my blog if you have any idea who I am!
Cristiana Van Horn (Hellyar)