His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.—Matthew 25:21
For believers, the journey through mortality is purposeful. It does not lead merely to the grave but constitutes a pilgrimage to a promised land. And for Latter-day Saints, this pilgrimage marks a journey home, a return to a loving Father who sent His children to learn what could be learned only through trial.—John S. Tanner
This Day in Church History
1831: In Fayette, New York, Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 40, a revelation regarding the ‘fear of persecution and the cares of the world’ that cause some to reject the truth.
1834: the general public learns for the first time that Joseph Smith has bodyguards protecting him.
1985: The first branch of the Church in the West Indies Island of Antigua is organized, with Rex B. Blake as president.