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"A Light that Is Endless," Mosiah 16

Mosiah 16

The joy that swells inside of me as I read about Jesus Christ this morning is beautiful. Phrases like "He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death." (vs 9)

Some additional thoughts that have come into my mind, in no particular order, as I've contemplated Christ as the author of life and light and salvation, the Eternal Father.
  • There is so much to learn, the acquisition of knowledge is becoming more like Christ.
  • Creation is divine, the creation of life is holy.
  • Endless light, there is nothing that can diminish its influence. 
I am particularly fascinated by the light. Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light which can never be darkened, a light that continues to grow and become stronger and stronger. 
And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;
Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—
The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things. (Doctrine and Covenants 88:11-13)
"It was said that at one time the sun never set on the British Empire. That empire has now been diminished. But it is true that the sun never sets on this work of the Lord as it is touching the lives of people across the earth." ("The State of the Church,"Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2003 General Conference)

Then back to Abinadi who said "The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord; when every nation, kindred, tongue, and people shall see eye to eye and shall confess before God that his judgments are just." (vs. 1)

Yet at the same time, with the spread of the light there is a personal responsibility to conduct myself according to the laws of righteousness. I can, if I choose to walk in the light.