This Thing is From Me
We know from experience that good fathers want to teach their children and guide them the best way they can through life. Where did this desire come from? From the Creator of fathers, of course, our heavenly Father - who embodies all the best, and much more, that defines good earthly fathering. Therefore, it should not surprise us that God would say to us, "It is My delight, My beloved child, to educate you." Read more!
The sea appears to be the most trackless of worlds. No footprints mark trails across its fathomless depths. The sea is the very symbol of mystery. And yet when we travel on a ship across it, although we see no path upon the great expanse of waters, nor any sign of shores to give us our bearings, the captain of the ship has a calm faith that he can find his way across the trackless deep. Observe the master mariner of the old days. He loosed his cable from the dock, and sailed away from the land, marking an unseen path toward a port three thousand miles away. For days, weeks, or even months, he went on, day and night, with no land or other friendly sail in sight. However, he had no fear - because his experience had taught him how to steer as though there were a chalk-line drawn across the sea. One morning he found himself exactly opposite the desired haven for which he had been steering. How did he find his way across that trackless space? How did he steer with such amazing accuracy, without sight? He did it by trusting his compass and his instruments, and by looking up into the sky day and night, obeying the guidance of the heavenly bodies. He fixed his course for sailing not by earthly signs, but by heavenly lights. Read more!