Sacrament meeting was quite interesting yesterday.  We had 4 speakers, two of whom were young men in the ward, then we heard from the Wagners.

Young Brothers Wilson and Ingersol gave excellent 5 minute talks.  They are fine examples of  Aaronic Priesthood holders, and it reflects in their manner and speaking.

Then Sister Wagner spoke about prayer and following the promptings of the Holy Ghost.  (I don’t know if that was the real topic, but that’s what I thought the message was.)  She related some stories of her life where listening to the spirit led her to find her husband, and helped her through some difficult times.

By the time she finished, there was only a few minutes left.  Brother Dustin Wagner got up, made a quick joke, then said that there he was having to throw his talk out due to time.  Rather, he would give us the topic and let us ponder it.  The topic?  “Remember, and perish not.”  He then said that while he was sitting there realizing he was out of time, a scripture came to mind with great force, from 1 Nephi 11, where Nephi was seeing the vision his Father had.  The angel asked if Nephi knew the condescension of God.  Nephi replied that he knew that God loved his children, but did not know the meaning of all things.  The angel then showed him Mary, the Mother of God and explained to Nephi the miracle of Jesus’ birth.  Dustin then said, “Remember that, and you will not perish.”  Then he proceeded to mention several other things.  Jesus teaching the doctors and scribes at the age of 12.  Jesus being baptized by John.  Jesus calling the disciples to establish His church.  Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, then on the cross.  Jesus not being in the tomb on the third day, but appearing as a resurrected perfect man.  And after each thing he said “Remember that, and you shall not perish.”

This was the kind of sacrament meeting we had, where the talks were given by the spirit, and the messages where loud and clear, and received by the spirit.  I noticed that the Bishopric were sitting just as riveted as I was.  This is one reason why I love this ward.  We may not see the spirit giving the talka quite in this fashion, but we almost always have it there.

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