Alma 5:15-16 (#171)
Take a moment to try and look forward with an “eye of faith“ at what you’re ultimately capable of becoming. What do you see? How does that vision help provide some divine context for what you’re going through in life right now?
15 Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of him who created you? Do you look forward with an eye of faith, and view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in incorruption, to stand before God to be judged according to the deeds which have been done in the mortal body?
16 I say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me ye blessed, for behold, your works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?
Daily hope is vital, since the “Winter Quarters” of our lives are not immediately adjacent to our promised land either. An arduous trek still awaits, but hope spurs weary disciples on.
Those with true hope often see their personal circumstances shaken, like kaleidoscopes, again and again. Yet with the “eye of faith,” they still see divine pattern and purpose.
By pressing forward, we can stand on what was yesterday’s horizon, thereby drawing hope from our own experiences.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell