After recanting some of the history of Europe, he shares his thoughts about the gospel.
- The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only true and valid basis for our lives. If we enter it into our system—into “all [our] heart, might, mind and strength” (D&C 4:2) — we will know how to choose the right and to whom to listen.
He speaks about the Holy Ghost and how we have to listen through the static of outside messages.
- On long-range flights, the shortwave radio frequencies are often crowded and static distorts the messages. The same is true for our lives. Everybody wants to get their message across. We have to train and condition ourselves to hear the still, small voice, never to be distracted or stop listening because of too much static on that sacred frequency. This can best be done by internalizing and acting according to the moral and ethical standards we receive from the scriptures and the living prophets.
President Uchtdorf makes a great comment about General Conference and the importance of it.
- The general conference messages by our prophets, seers, and revelators are given to us by the Lord in his own time, in his own way, and for a very special purpose.
Finally, he concludes with his testimony of the Savior and His church.
- Jesus Christ, the Son of God, made the miracle of forgiveness and redemption possible. This is truly the Church of Jesus Christ; it proclaims a gospel of joy, hope, courage, truth, love, and miracles.
I am looking forward to studying Elder Uchtdorf over the next month or so. He is such an inspiring person. His messages are always to clear and teach us how to better our lives. This message was one that encourages me to look for the miracles that occur in our lives. He is very blessed and wants us all to recognize that we are all blessed in similar ways. Join me over the next month as we study President Uchtdorf. I am confident you will learn many great truths that you can incorporate into your life.