THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS – April 2020
The first time I attended Education Week on BYU campus, the very first day, in fact, just after parking my car for the day, campus map in hand, a woman stopped me. “Do you know where the Conference Center is?” I thought for a second. “Isn’t the Conference Center in Salt Lake City?” She said she would figure it out on her own.
The first class I sat in that morning was entitled “Garden of Eden”. I assumed this class would better help me understand the Temple Endowment, and how it will bless my children. That’s what I surmised from the title. And when it became clear that this class was not to be discussing Adam and Eve, the temple, or even the Garden of Eden, I felt disappointed.
Then a vision of sorts came to mind – a memory of a scene in a movie, Field of Dreams. When Ray is led to go to a baseball game, he went, maybe expecting to watch a game. He loved baseball. Maybe he expected to meet someone. I don’t know. I don’t think he knew. And maybe he was disappointed when someone didn’t appear to him. But he hardly expected to find a message for him at the baseball game on the mega-screen. He got the message!
The mega-screen message that day in that classroom: In this class, and throughout the rest of my life, there will be messages from the Lord for me. And it may not be in the baseball game itself- not in the class discussion or instructors’ lectures. I need to look for that mega screen message in each class, each General Conference, Sacrament Meeting, each discussion with my children, each time I sit to study my scriptures, even each blogpost I spend the time to study out, write, and publish.
“I promise you that as you willingly acknowledge and carefully treasure the spiritually defining events in your life, more and more will come to you. Heavenly Father knows you and loves you!”