“For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.” —2 Nephi 4:15
“When we read the scriptures we are hearing the voice of the Savior. He is not absent from our lives. He is actively positioned in the verses of these holy books. Our prophet has asked us to draw closer to the Savior by reading the Book of Mormon.” —Cheryl C. Lant
This Day in LDS History
1839: Romania Bunnell (Pratt Penrose), later a pioneer, physician, and women’s advocate, is born in Washington, Indiana.
1844: Brigham Young is transfigured and has the appearance of Joseph Smith. This occurred in a public meeting which was meant to settle Sidney Rigdon’s claim to leadership. That afternoon, the Saints voted to sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, rather than Sidney Rigdon, as the leaders of the Church.
1974: U.S. president Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation. Several Saints played a significant role, including future Apostle, D. Todd Christofferson, law clerk to Judge John J. Sirica. Christofferson and Sirica were the first to hear the Nixon tapes, which resulted in the president’s resignation.