"Laman and Lemuel did not partake of the tree of life, which is the love of God (see 1
Ne. 11:25). The love of God for His children is most profoundly expressed in His gift of Jesus as our Redeemer: “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John
3:16). To partake of the love of God is to partake of Jesus’ Atonement and the emancipations and joys which it can bring. Clearly, however, Laman and Lemuel did not have such faith—especially in a Christ yet to come!" Neal A. Maxwell
Come to Me
Letting go of everything you promised me,
Letting go of all that you could be,
Letting go of the path I showed to you,
Letting go of all that’s dear and true.
Oh my child as you leave me, can you hear my cry?
You’re letting go and I watch as you die.
Heavens tears fall like rain as you choose the enemy,
You’re letting go of holy light, you’re letting go of me.
I held on and I still reach for you,
I kept your place, I died to make you new,
I’m reaching out; my word and light your way,
I reach for you with purest love, come back to me today!
Come to me, and I will heal your broken path,
Come to me and I will take away
Come to me and we will begin anew,
Come to me,
I am reaching out to you.
Written by Michelene
The poem above was inspired in part by the words shared between Enoch and God. They have often been quoted by me and I feel
them deeply. We should ponder the love of our dear Heavenly Father and how it hurts to watch his children choose spirital death. We are so dear and so very loved that our Father in heaven offered His only begotten and perfect Son to pay the price
of our sins. We must hold onto all truth and light brothers and sisters. We must never let go! And if we have let go in any way we need to repent and return to our beloved Redeemer. I hope we will learn from the bad examples of Laman
and Lemuel. Letting go brought them nothing but misery. May we be wise like Nephi and find the joy and peace that is found by the faithful and covenant people of God. I testify that happiness is found through keeping our covenants and obeying
Moses 7: 28-33
28 And it came to pass that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and he wept; and Enoch bore record of it, saying: How is it that the heavens weep, and shed forth their
tears as the rain upon the mountains?
29 And Enoch said unto the
Lord: How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity?
30 And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy curtains are stretched out still; and yet thou
art there, and thy bosom is there; and also thou art just; thou art merciful and kind forever;
31 And thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom, from all thy creations, from all eternity to all eternity; and naught but peace, justice, and truth is the habitation of thy throne; and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end; how is it
thou canst weep?
32 The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy
brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge, in the day I created them; and in the Garden of Eden, gave I unto man his agency;
33 And unto thy brethren have I said, and also given commandment, that they should love one another, and that they should choose me, their Father; but behold, they are
without affection, and they hate their own blood;