Last Sunday Larry and I had the privilege of attending our daughter's ward where the Primary children presented the Sacrament Meeting program. As the children and teachers walked to the front of the chapel, they sang "We'll Bring the World His Truth." Though I've heard this song many times, my eyes filled with tears as I listened to the sweet voices of these children.
We have been born as Nephi of old,
To goodly parents who love the Lord.
We have been taught, and we understand
That we must do as the Lord commands.
We have been saved for these latter days
To build the kingdom in righteous ways.
We hear the words our prophet declares:
"Let each who's worthy go forth and share."
We know his plan, and we will prepare,
Increase our knowledge through study and prayer.
Daily we'll learn until we are called
To take the gospel to all the world.
We are as the army of Helaman.
We have been taught in our youth.
And we will be the Lord's missionaries
To bring the world his truth.
Simple words, but filled with promise and commitment. These innocent children, who will in a few years be the leaders of the church, the community, the nation, reminded me that there is hope for our world, despite the evil that encroaches into our lives on a daily basis.
So, for today, I am grateful for "the army of Helaman."