I stood amid a raging storm and found my way,
Thy word within me now my strength to stay.
Before this moment of trial was my choice to seek for power,
Your voice through thy prophet is my protection in this hour.
Battered by the tumult, damaged to be sure.
Yet I stand with faith, able to endure.
Looking with grateful eyes I behold a circle of light,
Thy apostles and prophet;
the power of my fight!
My choice to follow with obedience brought to me,
The strength and power of God, my way to victory!
Written by Michelene Glasson
The artwork and poetry we are sharing today were both created following the first
session of general conference. As I listened to Henry B. Eyring speak my heart swelled with joy. His words caused me to think of the strength and comfort that have been mine because I chose to follow our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson and the
apostles of God. Following his beautiful talk I wrote the poem God’s Light and shared my feelings with Breana. I told Breana that it felt to me that I had the strength of the prophet and the apostles of God with me throughout my trials.
The light they had shared in the April session of general conference had brought power and peace as I stood in the storm of adversity. Breana set to work and within hours had captured my feelings of gratitude beautifully! Each light surrounding
me in Breana’s art piece represents the first presidency and the quorum of the twelve apostles, fifteen lights in total. The circle is the strength and power of Christ which I have access to through obedience to His commandents given through His
holy prophet and apostles. I am grateful for the beautiful imagery of Breana’s art piece, it gives expression to my testimony visually and touches my heart. Brothers and sisters I testify that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet called of
God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church upon the earth. Jesus Christ is himself at the head. As we follow His servants we are following Him. The joy and peace of hearkening to Christ is real, the battle
against evil is real, and our ability to win is found as we humbly follow the light of the world, even Jesus Christ.
If you want to listen to conferece and gain the strength of your Savior Jesus Christ follow this link!:) https://www.lds.org/general-conference?cid=HP_SA_23-9-2017_dGC_fBCAST_xLIDyL1-B_&lang=eng