Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Sacred Grove

This is where it all began.

In these woods, on a spring morning in 1820, Joseph Smith prayed to know which church was true.

In answer to his prayer, God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith in vision.

Thus began the restoration of the Lord's church upon the earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, but when I walk through these woods, that knowledge flows through me in a way it does nowhere else.

It is a beautiful, sacred place.

To read Joseph Smith's account of the First Vision, go here.

The Brown-Eyed Girl

1 comment:

Kolena locksa said...

Oh how I love that place. Being able to kneel in the same grove of trees that Joseph Smith knelt in, and pray was one of the best experiences of my life.