“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” – Matthew 8:2-3
“Jesus could have cured him with a word. There was no need he should touch him. No need did I say? There was every need. For no one else would touch him. The healthy human hand, always more or less healing, was never laid on him; he was despised and rejected. It was a poor thing for the Lord to cure his body; he must comfort and cure his sore heart. . . . It was not for our master, our brother, our ideal man, to draw around him the skirts of his garments and speak a lofty word of healing, that the man might at least be clean before he touched him. . . . Out went the loving hand to the ugly skin, and there was his brother as he should be—with the flesh of a child. I thank God that the touch went before the word.” – George Macdonald
This Day in LDS History
1866 President Brigham Young asks the bishops in Salt Lake City to organize Relief Societies in every ward. By the end of teh month, Eliza R. Snow is called as the second general president of the Relief Society, the first to be called since the society was disbanded in March 1844.
1939 The Church announces that membership as reached 750,000
1989 President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates the Las Vegas Nevada Temple
1995 The Church News becomes available on the internet.
News & Upcoming Events
November 21 – January 3, 2014 – Savior of the World Performance
November 28 – December 31, 2014 2014 Temple Square Christmas Lights
December 1-31, 2014 Christmas Lights and Concert Events at Oakland Temple
December 4, 2014 – January 1, 2015 Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights
November 28, 2014 – January 5, 2015 Kirtland Christmas Exhibit