Monday, January 25, 2010

Help of angles

Now Let Us Rejoice

“Sisters, now more than ever, we need women to step up and be strong. We need women who declare the truth with strength, faith, and boldness. We need women to set an example of righteousness. We need women to be ‘anxiously engaged in a good cause" (Eliza R Snow (D&C 58:27). We need to live so that our lives bear witness that we love our Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ and that we will do what They have asked us to do. We need to rescue ‘all that is finest down deep inside of [us]’ so that as daughters of God we can do our part to build the kingdom of God. We will have help to do this. As Joseph declared, ‘If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates.’(J Reuben Clark)”

Are there any of us that don't need the help of angles in our lives? Could we ever get through a day without their guidance, I would hate to try. Our angles come in all sizes and shapes, from all aspects of life. They could be our neighbor next door that just says hello and knowing that they are there if we ever need them. They are usually found in that circle of friends and family that are always surrounding us. We as woman need to depend upon and rely upon the help and guidance that they can give. Sometimes we are just too stubborn to ask for help. If we want to succeed in this life and receive exaltation we must rely upon the angles around us.

President Boyd K. Packer,
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has called each ward Relief Society a “circle of sisters.” He said:

“Each sister, no matter where in that circle she stands, can look to either side and feel the spirit of inspiration coming back as she extends the gentle hand of charity to those on either side. …
“…Your every need shall be fulfilled, now, and in the eternities; every neglect will be erased; every abuse will be corrected. All of this can come to you, and come quickly, when you devote yourself to Relief Society.”

Being members of this great worldwide organization, Relief Society, will strengthen us, teach us and help us to step up and be strong. It will help us be the righteous example we need to be, and give us the ability to do our part in building up the kingdom of God, preparing this world for His return.