Happy Thanksgiving! We had a very nice day. We got up at 9 AM, because we went to bed at 11 PM, and really wanted to sleep in.
We had Misty’s Mom over for lunch. Of course, since it was Thanksgiving, we had a big lunch, complete with stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cream cheese stuffed celery, olives, and cranberry sauce. We didn’t even get to the pumpkin pie, which I am going to have to bring to work. After that, Misty and her mom put together a gingerbread house, while I was in control of playing a couple of episodes of ‘Quantum Leap’.
Then, we dropped off her mom back at her house, and went on to my parent’s for more turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, olives, cranberry sauce – and whipped cream on pumpkin pie this time. After that, we watched ‘Salt’ with mom and dad. Interesting movie. Kind of like ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mission Impossible’, because it’s a spy thriller, and you don’t know who the good guys and the bad guys are. It looks like there will be a sequel.
As many know, Jesus’ genealogy can be traced back, through is mother Mary, to Jesse, the father of David the king of Israel (Matthew 1:6). Before that, Isaiah prophecied that a rod would come out of the stem of Jesse, “and a branch shall grow out of his roots” (Isaiah 11:1; 2 Nephi 21:2).
I have learned that the rod leads to righteousness (Psalms 23; 1 Nephi 8:30), and that the rod is the word of God (1 Nephi 8:30). Since the subject of the scriptures is Jesus Christ, He is the total embodiment, and the physical manifestation, of the rod.
It is also interesting that Jesus had no children, so it was also accurately prophecied that the branch would not come from Jesus, but from Jesse.
This is what I previously wrote after reading 2 Nephi 21: The Millennial Reign Of Jesus Christ