He Will Point the Way

By Elder John Sonnenberg

formerly of the Quorum of the Seventy

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    (Adapted from an October 1989 semiannual general conference address. See Ensign, November 1989, page 81.)Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness (Isa. 51:1).

    I testify to all the world that we are led by a prophet of God. And when I have been in the temple with President Benson and the other Brethren, I don’t think I have heard any more convincing words of love than when the prophet says, “I love you, my Brethren. I love every one of you.” From the depths of his heart, he has proclaimed to us the true significance of love for our fellowman.

    In addition to the direction that I have received from our living prophets, I have found great comfort and direction from reading the scriptures. One of my favorites is this one; “Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another” (D&C 90:24).

    Inscribed on the outside granite walls of the Salt Lake Temple is the heavenly constellation Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, commonly known as the Big Dipper. If you were to draw a line through the bottom two stars opposite the Big Dipper’s handle, it would point to and bisect the North Star. For centuries mariners and those who have been lost at sea or on land have looked to the North Star to find their bearings.

    I bear witness that there is, figuratively speaking, a “North Star” leading us today—a beloved prophet of God. Look to him. He will point the way of truth and righteousness. And look to the Savior, for He will give you life eternal.