Monday, January 28, 2008

Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008


"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2 Timothy 4: 6-8

Gordon B. Hinckley, the loving leader, humanitarian, and Prophet of God, passed away yesterday, January 27th. He was one of the great men of our era and has done so much for so many around the world.

President Hinckley has been a prominent figure in my life since I was born as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have always loved hearing him speak, and was always edified by his great spirit.
I can remember drawing a quick but decent sketch of the President when I was in seminary, just for fun. (I wonder where that went?) But more so, I remember when I was about 6 or 7 years old, I attended a talk that President Hinckley (then the First Councellor) gave in Illinois. (I think it was Illinois, that's where we lived, anyhow.) After the meeting was over I remember walking up to him with all the other children, and he shook our hands one by one with a bright smile on his face. I always remembered that moment, and I will always remember this great man for the legacy he left.
I am sure he was anxious to get back home to be reunited with his wife, and the God, he loves. Indeed, what man on Earth would welcome death more than he who is so close to that God that brought him life? I wish his family, and all those that cared for this great man, condolences. He has finally recieved his rest.

4 comments:

Megan said...

Very well said. What a thoughtful guy you are.

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