- We are a very large worldwide family of believers, disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have taken His name upon us, and each week as we partake of the sacrament, we pledge that we will remember Him and keep His commandments. We are far from perfect, but we are not casual in our faith. We believe in Him. We worship Him. We follow Him. We deeply love Him. His cause is the greatest cause in all the world.
He reminds us that keeping an eternal mindset is vital when times get tough:
- Keeping a clear perspective and seeing beyond this world is not always easy when we are in the midst of trials.
Elder Andersen gives several examples of faithful saints that have kept their covenants and are doing all they can to keep on the right path. He promises those that stay on the path that you will be blessed:
- As you keep the commandments and pray in faith to see the Lord’s hand in your life, I promise you that He will open your spiritual eyes even wider, and you will see more clearly that you are not alone.
As we look forward to the Second Coming of Christ, Elder Andersen talks of how great it will be. It will be far beyond our mortal comprehension.
- Our faith grows as we anticipate the glorious day of the Savior’s return to the earth. The thought of His coming stirs my soul. It will be breathtaking! The scope and grandeur, the vastness and magnificence, will exceed anything mortal eyes have ever seen or experienced.
One of the key factors of enduring to the end is to have a clear perspective on the end goal. Elder Andersen reminds us that the Second Coming of Christ is in the future and if we are faithful to our covenants and endure to the end, we will be able to see that glorious day when the Savior will reign again on the earth. I look forward to that day and pray that I can stay faithful until that day.