It has been a difficult week, to say the least. Like everyone else, I am looking for answers, hoping for peace, praying for our country.
I had a thought, though, this morning. Reading Joseph Smith's History this week, I am struck by the fact that the prologue to the First Vision was that someone lived in complicated, contentious, unsettled times. That conflict launched a question, and that question launched a stunning flood of light that continues to this day.
The message of the Restoration is that God listens, that God is there, that God knows our names. The message is that God gives liberally to all those who ask and seek wisdom.
I don't know the answers to all the things that have me asking and wondering. God, however, does. And the Restoration is a reminder of that.