Today, I had the wonderful opportunity to teach my Primary class about the restoration of the true church of Jesus Christ. As I studied the lesson and looked over the pictures that I wanted to use, the Holy Ghost once again testified to my heart and mind that Joseph Smith is a true prophet.
He saw God and Jesus Christ.
They chose Him to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth once more with all of the blessings and power of the priesthood.
I rejoice in the love that our Savior has for us. I reverence and respect the prophet, Joseph Smith, and sing praises to his name for all that he accomplished in his short life here on earth.
Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.
In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain.
He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!
Doctrine & Covenants 135:3