An Instrument in the Hands of the Lord
    Footnotes

    “An Instrument in the Hands of the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 1973, 132

    “An Instrument in the Hands of the Lord”

    President Rex D. Pinegar

    I am reminded as I approach you today of a scripture that was written to me in a letter by one of the missionaries in the North Carolina-Virginia Mission. It expresses the feelings in my heart and is taken from Alma, the 29th chapter, verses 9 and 10, where we find:

    “I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.

    “And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me.” (Alma 29:9–10.)

    That we may all remember that arm is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.