Today I read from Helaman, chapter 14 in the Book of Mormon. It is in this chapter that Samuel gives the prophecy of the day and night and day with no darkness. I found myself wondering, what would it have been like?
I can imagine the moment when people start to realize that it was night but that there was still light. I imagine that everybody would call everybody else and say “Do you see it?” and “It’s really happened!” I imagine that if I had been there and known what it meant I would have wanted to have a celebration.
Celebrate how real it is, how true. Celebrate the arrival of the Savior. It would be so comforting to know that all the things you had stood up for over the years were really worth it – to know that there is a reason to do good and not do evil. It would be a celebration of everything right with the world, and a confirmation of the hope we all hold on to during our challenges.
What an exciting and gratifying thing it is to contemplate the birth and reality of our Savior, Jesus Christ. How wonderful it is to know that he lived, and because he did we will find recompence for our labors. We can know that even if life isn’t fair or good now, it will be someday. It’s so great to be able to carry that light of hope with us every day through every circumstance of life.
I suppose that’s the point – that it doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. This excitement and celebration can be any time we experience the conversion to Christ and his message.