Look to the light, that ye may see

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“I woke up this morning to a snowy day,” Sherol Foster said as she began her remarks during church today. “But it’s still a beautiful day.”

Foster spoke about light, saying the Lord created light in the earth.

“That doesn’t mean there won’t be dark and dreary days,” she said. “But when the sun is not shining, we can know that somewhere in the world, the sun is shining.”

“On those dark and dreary days,” she said, “Look for the light.”

Her husband, Elder Bradley Foster, a member of the Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed the congregation with a related topic.

“Whether you’re single, married or divorced, we all have families,” said Foster. “We need to teach our children to see.”

He shared the story of Jesus healing a blind man in the New Testament. After Jesus fed thousands with a few loaves and the fishes, he went to Bethsaida, where his disciples brought him a blind man to be healed.

“And he took the blind man by the hand,” it says, “and led him out of town.”

Jesus “put his hands upon him” and “asked him if he saw ought.”

“And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.”

“The man could only partially see,” Foster said.

“So, the Lord put his hands on him again ‘and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.'”

Foster explained that like the blind man, sometimes we only partially see. We pray for understanding and healing, but “miracles take time,” he said.

The words of the closing hymn, “Before Thee, Lord, I Bow My Head,” melded the meaning of both speakers remarks today, bringing them into full clarity.

“So may my soul be filled with light that I may see and win the fight.” (emphasis added)

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