Friday, February 18, 2011

Lighten your path.

The other day I read a story by President Gordon B. Hinckely. He told of a glorious day when his dad came home in 1916, with a brand new shiny black Model T Ford. He told of how magnificent it was compared to the old horse and buggy that he was accustomed to. Even though it did not run by today's standard of excellent, it was a new exciting thrill. However this new ride did not have a starter, like all cars today do. you had to crank it. He told of how quickly he learned that it was very important to do it properly. Otherwise the back pressure would cause the crank to bounce back and hit your hand. Once the car was running the only power that came from it was just enough to power a couple lights. It did this by way of the magneto. Which depending on the RPM's of the car would determine just how much power was put out. So when you would slow down the lights would go dim. And when you would get up and moving the lights shone bright and lightened the path. He then went on and said, "I have learned that it is the same way for each of us. You have to stay on your feet and keep moving if you are going to have light in your life."
We all need to do our part if we are going to have enough light to mark our paths. We might be able to follow someone else for a time and use their light. But in due time we need shine our light so that we might be of help to others.
The Saviour said "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Might we all work so that others will see our "good works" and be able to "glorify our Father which is in heaven".  

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