Brethren, [and I add sisters] shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing. Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners shall go free.
This verse is speaking directly about the work of redeeming the dead, but there are many living who are in prison just the same. Do we hear (and heed) President Russell M. Nelson’s call to arms to share the gospel and gather scattered Israel? It’s our mandate. It’s the question we must answer. Do we choose the Savior as our King and help prepare for His eventual return?
I am on His side. I stand with the people in the Old Testmament who chose Him. We have a work to do.