Fri - Mar 26, 2010 : 12:44 pm
Helaman : 5
When I began reading this chapter, I was pretty anxious, internally - for unrelated reasons. Now, having finished this chapter, I feel very calm and peaceful. What a great story this chapter tells.
While reading, I saw some curious verses, but all of those questions feel relatively meaningless right now. The thing that matters to me most, right now, is the peace and comfort the scriptures can bring into one's life.
One question which I think is an interesting one, which is unanswerable at this point, is "Why did Captain Moroni have to fight and shed blood to get his cities back? In this chapter, Lehi and Nephi managed to not only get the Lamanites to give them back all their cities of inheritance, but they also converted them to the Gospel.
I guess the answer is, "All in God's time.", and "God's ways are above ours".
I just feel blessed to have such wonderful words available to me, should I take the time to read, ponder, and pray about them. They are true, for the Spirit of God testifies of it.