For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. —Colossians 1:16-17
It is difficult for mortal minds to comprehend the majesty of the Creation. It is much easier for us to think about good things to eat or fun things to do. But I would like to stretch our minds to think of things beyond our easy grasp. The creation of man and woman was wondrous and great. So was the creation of the earth as their mortal dwelling place. —Russell M. Nelson
This Day in LDS History
1853: J. Golden Kimball, later a colorful folk hero and one of the First Presidents of the Seventy, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1878: Orrin Porter Rockwell, the bodyguard of Joseph Smith and a Utah folk hero, dies in Salt Lake City at the age of 65. At the time of his death, he had been a member of the Church longer than anyone to that time, having been baptized shortly after the Church was organized.
1974: The Belfast Ireland Stake, the first stake in Ireland, is organized.