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"The Lord Jehovah... Is My Song," 2 Nephi 22

2 Nephi 22

These verses have a profound power attached to them as I read them. From verse 2, "I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song;"

I overheard a remix of a song last evening calculated to instill unity towards a noble cause. The song has long bothered me, as do many others. What's more is that it is perceived as indifference or some other form of  intolerance that I don't like such music. I would therefore do better to educate myself on my stance, so that I might more properly expound it to others as it comes into question.

"The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song" -- Few artists will convey their testimonies of Gospel truth in song. These are hard to come by. I am seen as shallow for only liking such music. But why, when our music is so very much a part of what we feel inside of us? How can I allow other forms of unworthy music to occupy my very inner being, when I am filled with light and joy from the source of all truth, or why should I want to do so.

Music can be a tool  used for conveying testimony and gratitude. It teaches doctrine and allows our minds to reflect upon truth in such a light as to be able to open our minds to new horizons.

In verse 5 it reads, "declare his doings among the people." This is a different way of looking at missionary work. We testify of Joseph Smith, not because of who he was (though he was notable for such) but because he was a man whom the Lord called to be a prophet. It is the Lord's doings that we are to declare among the people.  What is hard to see, but becomes more evident with time, is how the Lord interacts with us. His work is so transparent at times that it becomes difficult to remember that this is His work. This work of the ministry, the work of salvation, is where the Lord's hand can be seen in our lives.


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