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What was to be and what is

While pondering the blessings that surround us in our time, I also considered the many distractions and noise around us that pollute our thinking and our peace.

I thought about how many prophets lived and died over the course of millennia who saw through eyes of faith the future that was not yet, but would one day be. I found it easy to be envious of these prophetic powers, spiritual gifts and the grand visions of what was to be.

As I turned a corner, I looked out across the city where I live and saw the Las Vegas temple shining in the sun at the foot of a mountain. God was listening to my pondering and unveiled some truth to my understanding in His unique way. Seeing with new eyes, I was crushed at the realization that I was beholding with eyes of flesh the literal fulfillment of the visions of the past. There stands the work of God before my eyes and all around me and I stand as a living witness of promises fulfilled and can drink from those waters at my leisure.

They were privileged to behold what was to be while we are witness to what is.

  • Janet

    That was profound. We get to live in the days they forsaw and interesting days they are!