“And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.” – Matthew 12:11-13
“Every day, but especially on the Sabbath day, we have the extraordinary opportunity to experience the wonder and awe of heaven and offer our praises to God for His blessed goodness and overwhelming mercy.” – Bishop Dean M. Davies
This Day in LDS History
1833: The Prophet Joseph Smith ordains his father, Joseph Smith Sr., as the first patriarch of the Church.
1836: Brigham Young Jr., later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and First Presidency, is born in Kirkland, Ohio.
1982: Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles breaks ground for the Boise Idaho Temple.
1999: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Raleigh North Carolina Temple.