“Nephi Helps Me,” Ensign, Feb. 1980, 57
“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Ne. 31:20).
It’s when I’m most discouraged that I savor Nephi’s words. He reminds me that merely pressing on isn’t enough. I must press forward, not in circles or byways. And not by plodding, but pressing forward in eagerness.
He also admonishes me to feast on Christ’s words, not snacking on the crumbs left over from someone else’s banquet, but consuming the scriptures hungrily as I seek to know the Savior as Nephi did.
I’m glad that Nephi also reminds me to have “a perfect brightness of hope.” When the world is full of so much to grimace about, it’s glorious to recall all there is to grin about.
Nephi convinces me there’s much to enjoy on the way to eternal life. How can I be less courageous than he? Carol Clark, Relief Society General Board