Behold, he changed their hearts; yea, he awakened them out of a deep sleep, and they awoke unto God. Behold, they were in the midst of darkness; nevertheless, their souls were illuminated by the light of the everlasting word.—Alma 5:7
Christ is the light; the gospel is the light; the plan of salvation is the light; ‘that which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.’ As the light of the sun enters the body through our natural eyes, so the light of heaven—the light of the Spirit which illuminates our souls—enters through our spiritual eyes.—Bruce R. McConkie
This Day in LDS History
1830: The Book of Mormon goes on sale at the E.B. Grandin bookstore in Palmyra, New York
1844: Joseph Smith meets with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in what is his last opportunity to address the group before his martyrdom.
1850: Colonel Thomas L. Kane, a nonmember friend of the Latter-day Saints, gives a lecture on the church to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Kane’s address is one of the few non-Mormon descriptions of the Church during this period that portrays the saints in a favorable light.