Because of the place that music holds in my heart, I knew that I wanted to keep sharing the ways in which beautiful music has been a force for good in my life. That's when I had the inspiration for this new blog series- #songsforthesabbath. There I go, throwing in a hashtag again. But, hashtag or no hashtag, I am very excited about this new series. My plan is to have it be a weekly Sunday post. Daily postings are extremely hard for me to stay on top of, but having a weekly one is something I think I can handle at the moment.
The song that I have chosen for today is the 2016 LDS Mutual Theme Song (Mutual is the term we use in our church to describe the activities/lessons for teenagers.)
There are a couple of things that struck me while watching this video that I want to mention...
1. We are truly a world-wide church. I love how well this video portrays that. The gospel of Jesus Christ and His church are not just for people who live in the state of Utah. They are something that can bless lives throughout the entire world. This is why we send missionaries out and why I choose to share my testimony of Jesus Christ all. the. time. Christ can change your life- wherever you are.
2. At the end of the video, it shows a beautiful glowing tree. That tree is the Tree of Life and you can read about that tree here and here. It is a beautiful story of a vision that was shown to the Book of Mormon prophet, Lehi and if you are looking for a good Sunday (or any weekday) read, I highly recommend it.