Artwork by Andrew Knaupp
Two Holy Sons
Two holy sons of God brought forth to die,
No crime committed but the enemies lie.
A prophet of God faithful and divine,
A Patriarch and servant; for God they did shine!
Their days consecrated to the kingdom and light,
Their service and sacrifice great in God’s sight!
The work of salvation and truth was their call,
Like their great Master they stood faithful and tall.
Virtuous, valiant, honorable and kind,
No greater men could we seek to find!
Written by Michelene Glasson
Poem inspired by Doctrine And Covenants section 135
On June 27,1844 the prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were martyred at Carthage, Illinois. I want to honor the prophet today and acknowledge the eternal value of his service in the kingdom of God. In Doctrine and Covenants we read this witness of Joseph, "The Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it." I testify that this statement of approbation is true. Joseph was and instrument in God's hands, even a holy Prophet who brought forth the word of God. Because of his diligent service in the kingdom we know the will of God. I testify that the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price are all holy books of God. To hold and keep them is to keep our Heavenly Father and Savior. To reject and rest them to reject and set aside our God. May we embrace and live the truth restored to the earth through Joseph Smith. May the blessings of this gospel be the gift we want above all. May the plan of salvation be the plan we live and love. May we embrace the love of God and this his true church, even The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. All of eternity is altered by our decision. This is our moment and today is the day to turn to our King and His gospel! I testify that the only path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come, is the path of His true gospel restored through Joseph Smith.