Thinking to keep your family by defying God above,
Is like thinking hatred is the way that we give love.
Thinking you can sin and still gain a place,
Is like wanting a ribbon for not running a race.
Thinking to claim a mansion by being untrue,
Is like asking for a free pass on all you chose to do.
Thinking to stand with God through rebellion and sin,
Is like thinking wickedness is the pathway to a win.
Disturbed and foolish is the mind that won't see,
Only the true and sanctified will stand with me.
I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end,
If you stand my enemy I will not call you friend.
Written by Michelene Glasson
Sometimes we look back at moments in history and say, "what were they thinking?" How could pharaoh be warned and see so many prophesies fulfilled and still defy God? The answer is in the lyrcis of the song, "Then let my heart be hardened, and never mind how high the cost may grow. This will still be so, I will never let your people go." When we choose to harden our hearts we are choosing the justice of God instead of the mercy that we could have if we softened our heart and repented. We have the power to change everything with the use of our agency, and ultimately we are going to have all eternity to ponder in sorrow or with joy the way we chose to exercise it. I hope and pray that we will pursue the path of our Savior, that we will hold fast to His holy light. I testify that all of eternity, our future happiness, our families and our joy rest upon our use of the precious gift of agency. I rejoice in my beloved Redeemer and am filled with hope because I have repented and turned to Him. I am grateful for my membership in His true church restored upon the earth, even The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I am thankful for the privilege and blessing of taking His name upon myself as I entered the waters of baptism. I will strive with all I am to carry my King and Savior safe within my heart, until at last I reach my heavenly home.