Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Vision of Our Origin and Our Destiny

 I was going through some files on my computer, this morning, reviewing past capturing from the Book of Mormon and found this entry which was originally written September 15, 2007.   I felt the Spirit of Truth (of Christ) invite me to share it here this morning.

1 Nephi 1:1-20

            1 I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days.

I have written about this verse so much. Having been born of goodly parents. 


That's true!  I do come from "goodly parents," and Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents.  I do have a Family!  I actually have generations upon generations of Those who have already entered into the state of existence we know of as “eternal life,” who have chosen to grow up unto the full potential of the Human Spirit.

I see.  There are so many in this world today (like Scott Peck for example, and C.S. Lewis), who have said, out loud, that they could see that the full potential of the human spirit would be (or already is) to progress into godliness and possibly even into Godhood.

And this morning, as I prayed, I was shown (REMINDED), that there are human beings, out there in the reaches of this universe (UNIVERSES WITHOUT NUMBER) who have already done exactly that.  They have attained Their full potential as adults of our kind, or our species.

That is how infinite the vision of the human potential is that Mormonism encompasses.  That's the explanation for the existence of human kind.  That's the understanding of our past (where we came from) and our potential future (where we can go if we choose to.)

I feel to the depths of my soul, the truth of this vision.  I have seen that vision of my own potential when, maybe two decades or longer ago, I sat and wrote about how, when I turn and look inside myself, I find myself gazing into a vastness equal to the most current images of deepest space.  And, today, even with the images that the Hubble telescope has sent back to us indicating that there appears to be no limit to what is "out there," that witness of the Truth to my soul about myself has not diminished:  That there is no limit to the depths and breadth and heights of what lies within me as well.

And this is not only the truth just about myself.  It is the truth about every human being.  I have God's own word on that.  And God does not lie. (Book of Mormon, Enos 1:6.)

© 2011 Colleen C. Harrison