“Safety from the Storm,” Liahona, September 2018
I grew up in Argentina. I was not a member of the Church when I was young. But my family kept a Bible on our shelf. It was large and had beautiful pictures. We didn’t read it together very often. But I loved to look through its pages and see the pictures and stories.
My favorite was the story of Noah. I loved seeing Noah, the flood, and the animals. I liked how the ark kept Noah and his family safe from the storm.
Later I was baptized into the Church, got married, and had my own family. One night in family home evening, my wife, Renee, talked about how Noah’s ark and our home were alike in many ways. Each provided safety from the scary storms of the world.
I learned something about Noah. He received the priesthood when he was only 10 years old. As he grew, he saw all the wickedness in the world. But he stayed worthy. He built the ark to save his family. Heavenly Father helped them be safe.
Sometimes we see scary things happening in our world. But we can find safety from the storm. We can prepare like Noah did. We can choose to obey God. We can make our homes a spiritual safe place.
If we have faith in Heavenly Father, we don’t have to be afraid. Because of Him, we can feel peace, no matter what storms come our way.