Saturday, November 7, 2015

Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

Lynmouth harbor at low tide
The high tidal range of the western coast of England (43 ft. at Bristol and 2nd highest in the world) is evident on this image from Lynmouth harbor just south of Bristol. Elder Cook talked about the extra strain that is put on ships as the tide goes up and down so much and compared it to life in the world today...

" is not easy, nor was it meant to be. It is a time of testing and trial. Like the old ships in Bristol Harbor, there will be times when the tide goes out and it seems as if everything in this world keeping us afloat disappears. We may hit the bottom and even be tipped over on our sides. Amid such trials, I promise you that living and maintaining temple-worthy lives will hold together all that really matters. The sweet blessings of peace, happiness, and joy, along with the blessings of eternal life and celestial glory with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, will be realized."
-Elder Quinton Cook Oct. 2015
Lynmouth harbor south of Bristol on the Devon coast at low tide
I hope we will remember the great blessing of being spiritually prepared by living the commandments and following the living Prophet.

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