For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.—2 Corinthians 4:6
Our spiritual requirement for light is just as desperate and as deep as our physical need for light. Jesus is the light of the world. We know that this world is a dark place sometimes, but we need not walk in darkness. The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, and the people who walk in darkness can have a bright companion. We need him, and He is ready to come to us, if we’ll open the door and let him. —Chieko Okazaki
This Day in LDS History
1840: Joseph Smith Sr., Patriarch to the Church and one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, dies in Nauvoo, Illinois.
1963: President David O. McKay dedicates a monument in Kansas City, Missouri, commemorating the establishment of the city’s first school, which was erected by the Colesville Saints in 1831.
1993: Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin dedicates the Mediterranean island of Cyprus for preaching of the gospel.