“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” —Genesis 1:1-2
“I marvel when I think of this world so rich in beauty, so perfect in function. This world was created by Jesus Christ under the direction of our Heavenly Father. Creation is one of the characteristics that defines God. He takes matter without form and molds it into stars, planets, and solar systems. “Worlds without number have I created,” He tells us.” —Mary Ellen Smoot
This Day in LDS History
1860: President Brigham Young affirms the Church’s position against suicide but states that the act itself is by no means unforgiveable under some circumstances.
1969: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings at the U.S. president Richard M. Nixon’s inauguration in Washington, D.C.
1974: Victor Nugent and his family, the first converts to the church in Jamaica, are baptized.