But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. —Deuteronomy 7:8
Mary humbly responded that she would do what God asked, without demanding to know specifics and undoubtedly in spite of having countless questions about the implications for her life. She committed herself without exactly understanding why He was asking that of her or how things would work out. She accepted God’s word unconditionally and in advance, with little knowledge of what lay ahead. With simple trust in God, Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” —L. Whitney Clayton
This Day in LDS History
1957: The Saints in Japan receive the first copies of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price in Japanese.
1989: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.
1995: The Church News becomes available on the Internet.