On this day

Marvelous is the English language, and beautiful is that language which uplifts and edifies. Such language is found in sacred writ and through inspired poetry. On this beautiful day which the Lord has made, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help…(for) my help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber…The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand…The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” (Psalms 121) Glorious is that which counsels needed change unto the repentant soul and the blessings thereof “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil…Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…” (Isaiah 1: 16, 18). Oh remember! Oh remember that glorious is prophetic counsel, inspired and lovingly given, “Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed…” (Alma 26:22) Is it not being fulfilled? And, doth not inspired poetry also spring from the recesses of the soul? Doth it not beckon the yearning soul to a better day?
“We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind. (Wordworth)