Leaving the Safe Harbor
- Early converts to the Church left behind safe places to embrace the gospel. In doing so they blessed others.
- My own wife was safe and comfortable with her family, but she left the security of that harbor to marry me and live in very humble conditions.
- When we leave the safe harbors, more happiness comes into our lives.
- Even in turbulence from life’s storms, we can be led by the lighthouse of the gospel and our testimonies of the Savior Jesus Christ.
The Savior’s Example
- He left the comfort at His Father’s right hand to give His life as an atoning sacrifice for all mankind.
- He knew what it was like to leave the safe harbor (see Matthew 8:20) and taught us to seek first the kingdom of God (see Matthew 6:31, 33).
- In every way Christ set the example for us—how to live, how to serve, and how to find answers to meet our challenges.
Don’t Be Afraid
- Don’t be afraid to leave for the open sea, to confront the waves of your future.
- The lesson for all of us is to grow in faith and obedience so we will have confidence to do what the Lord asks of us.
- I promise if you have faith in God, you will have the lighthouse of the gospel to help you and bless your life. God will be with you.
- Your example and testimony will touch the lives of all you meet.
- Thomas S. Monson, “Guided Safely Home,” Ensign, Nov. 2014, 68.
- James E. Faust, “Be Not Afraid,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 2.
- Russell M. Nelson, “Faith in Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Mar. 2008, 24.
- The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing “Lead, Kindly Light.”