Merry Christmas! Sacrament Meeting was only an hour, and it featured all music. I sang ‘What Child Is This?’, accompanied by the organ and the piano. It turned out very well, as well as the whole Sacrament Meeting.
My family came over. We had a very tasty dinner, with grilled salmon and barbecued chicken, shrimp cocktail, Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Juice, and apple pie. We opened presents and watched the last Harry Potter movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’.
I am thankful for the gifts I received today, for I know that they came from God. I appreciate all of the very nice compliments I received after I performed in Sacrament Meeting. I know that they came from God. I truly praise God for all I have, for they are all gifts from God.
Tonight, I read about the greatest gift that God can give, which is the gift of seership:
“a seer is greater than a prophet.” (Mosiah 8:15)
“a seer is a revelator and a prophet also; and a gift which is greater can no man have, except he should possess the power of God, which no man can; yet a man may have great power given him from God.
But a seer can know of things which are past, and also of things which are to come, and by them shall all things be revealed, or, rather, shall secret things be made manifest, and hidden things shall come to light, and things which are not known shall be made known by them, and also things shall be made known by them which otherwise could not be known.” (Mosiah 8:16-17)
What a great gift that is! We have a seer today, and his name is Thomas S. Monson. Through experience, I trust Thomas S. Monson to be able to focus on that which is important. I follow his example. For the most part, he has emphasized being clean and ‘unspotted’ from the influences of the world. I appreciate that, for I have found that by following that counsel, I am a happier man.
So, how could the gift of having a seer be the greatest gift? I think that it is the greatest gift, because I can be protected by following the advise of the seer, because he tells me on what I should also focus. This gift came from my Heavenly Father, who loves me very much and wants me to be protected.
This is what I previously wrote after reading Mosiah 8: Prophets