Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfill all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets. —3 Nephi 1:13
Jesus calls upon us to have a deliberate trust in God’s unfolding purposes, not only for all humankind but for us individually. And we are to be of good cheer in the unfolding process. —Neal A. Maxwell
This Day in LDS History
1856: Under the direction of Brigham Young, President Jedediah M. Grant of the First Presidency institutes the “Mormon Reformation” at a conference in Kaysville. The purpose of the reformation was to remind the Saints of their blessings and to call them to repentance for being lax in keeping the commandments.
1898: Lorenzo Snow is ordained as the fifth President of the Church, with George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors.
1937: Don Bluth, later a Disney animator for such classics as Sleeping Beauty (1955) and Pete’s Dragon (1977) and director of An American Tail (1987) and Land Before Time (1987) is born in El Paso, Texas.