Monday, January 28, 2008
My mom called me last night to tell me that President Hinckley had passed away, and one thing stuck in my head. How lucky we are to belong to the true church!! We don't have to worry about another prophet being called … and worry whether or not he will lead us in the right way. I remember when the Pope passed away a few years ago and they held that secret caucus and voted to determine who the next Pope would be. I remember being grateful to know that we didn't have to do something like that – our next prophet is called of God, not voted in by other men. We know another prophet will be called and we will love him and follow him because we know from whom he is called. There is no doubt in my mind that this is true. I feel at peace that the church will move forward in the right direction, continuing to spread and grow. How lucky we are to know that! President Hinckley has always felt like “my prophet” since he’s the one that has been the prophet through my teenage years and into my 20’s. I loved President Hinckley and I know he will be sorely missed by many. I know that he is enjoying his reunion with his sweet wife, Marjorie, and his many friends and family that preceded him in death. Can you imagine the reunion that is going on in heaven?!?! I bet it’s pretty spectacular! I will miss his many pearls of wisdom, and his gentle and humorous manner. 97 years old - what a legacy he leaves with us!!