“Contents,” Ensign, Aug. 1983, 1


    August 1983

    Volume 13 Number 8

    On the cover: Church activities throughout the world. Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten, Michael M. McConkie, and Church News photographers.

    Inside front cover: The Transfiguration, by Greg Olsen, located in the Seattle Temple.

    Inside back cover: The Harvest Is Over. Photography and commentary by Anselm Spring of Landsberg, Federal Republic of Germany.

    “Whenever I look at this photograph I think of the Lord’s counsel to the Prophet Joseph Smith: ‘And again I say, hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you; in an hour when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved.’ (D&C 45:2.)

    “I find this photograph beautiful, richly saturated with color and evidencing abundance. Summer is over. The harvest has occurred, and it was plentiful and good. In other words, souls were saved!

    “The clouds are very pleasing in appearance, suggesting the approbation of heaven on the harvest of the righteous, on the harvest’s fulness, on its goodness. From the perspective of the photograph, we sense that the clouds will continue to nurture an environment in which planting and harvesting can go on forever.

    “The photograph gives me a peaceful feeling of joy knowing that God’s rewards will be rich and beautiful and endless.”