Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Resto Project

Okay, so I have been trying to come up with a way to talk a little more about the restoration of the gospel, and I think I finally came up with an idea. Lets take the idea of a restoration, the dictionary answer is...
1. the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
2. the state or fact of being restored.

Me, pre-mission... obviously
3. a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition. So some things that are restored on a normal basis, and something I love, are cars. And not just any cars, but the classic muscle cars. Before I came out on my mission, my dad and I had started working on a car, a '72 Mustang. Man I love that car. Everyone likes them, and if you don't you can stop reading, because you probably wont like my analogy. But restoring a car means doing a lot. You have to restore the whole car, bring it back "to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition."  That means everything, the body, paint, engine, interior, wheels, rims, and the list goes on. To make it a true restoration and make it worth something, it has to be done right, and it has to have everything that it originally had. Just like a car, things were changed over time. People added extras, they changed the interior, tried to make the engine bigger and better, and just couldn't keep it the same. But what needed to happen was a full blown re-do. That is exactly what the restoration of Christ's church is. Joseph Smith acted as the prophet, or mechanic, to bring back the fullness of what was lost over time. And that's what we have today, a beautiful, shiny, tuned Church that has the same value and quality it did when it was first made.
I know that this is true, that through Joseph Smith, Jesus Christ restored the fullness of His gospel to the earth. And that we have prophets here today that work constantly to keep it in good, working condition so that it can bless us all.

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