Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Plan of Salvation in the Days of Creation

First Day: Light appears. The light is divided from the darkness.
We are introduced to the Savior. The darkness (sin) is already there in our lives. God comes into our lives and brings light.

Second Day: "Divide the waters from the waters."
In the Bible, water often represents people. At this point we are set apart through baptism.

Third Day: God commands the earth to "bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit..."
Likewise, when we have been called out of darkness and begin to follow the Lord, fruit is brought forth in our lives.

Fourth Day: "And God made two great lights; the greater to rule the day, and the lesser to rule the night."
The greater light, which is the Bible; and the lesser light, which is the Spirit of Prophecy, are both essential.

Fifth Day: "And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life..." and commands them to be fruitful and multiply. 
Once we have received light, and been baptized, we are called to be fishers of men.

Sixth Day: Man is created in God's image and given dominion over the beasts of the earth.
As we follow Christ and become more like Him, we are given dominion over the beasts of self and sin.

Seventh Day: God rests from His work and blesses and sanctifies the seventh day.
Our induction into heaven brings the end of our work here on earth and, consequently, brings our rest.

I'd love to hear other's insights regarding this. So, feel free to leave your comments below!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Glacier Park

Here are a few pictures from our camping trip to Glacier Park this past weekend. The Lord blessed us with beautiful sunshine!