And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw? And I answered him, saying: Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things. —1 Nephi 11:21-22
I fear sometimes we see the Lord’s love only in the big events of our lives; we must also see His love in the smallest of things. Don’t underestimate your ability to share His love through a simple, genuine gesture such as sitting next to another sister and making her feel welcome. —Bonnie D. Parkin
This Day in LDS History
1839: The exodus of the Saints from Missouri to Illinois and Iowa begins following Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Bogg’s extermination order.
1865: Church agent Francis A. Hammond, under the direction of President Brigham Young, agrees to purchase a six thousand acre plantation in Laie on the Hawaiian island of Oahu for $14,000. Later the Church establishes the Church College of Hawaii (later known as BYU-Hawaii), the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Laie Hawaii Temple at the site.
1922: Barbara Bradshaw (Smith), later the tenth general president of the Relief Society, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.