Studying our Come Follow Me this week, those sacred moments in the garden and events leading to it, it’s intriguing that we don’t know who the ministering angel is that comes to be with Christ in His darkest moments. When His mortal friends have been, well mortal, and let Him down – his angel was there.

We have the same.

President Holland has comfortingly reminded us that although angels are rarely seen, they are always near.

Recently, I felt their presence when doing family history work. I’d had a difficult few days dealing with sadness for those I love who haven’t just abandoned their faith and covenants, but become antagonistic toward the church. It was weighing on me heavily and as I discovered the name of a man in my mother’s line, and reserved it for ordinances, the thought came clearly, like it was whispered directly into my ear: “We’re joining in greater numbers than they’re leaving. It will be ok.”

Concerns like I was having that week, are not uncommon. Our present day is filled with distress, but angels are sent to help us, the day of miracles is not over, in fact, “the veil over the earth is beginning to burst!”

In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” we are reminded that “the divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave.” And that our sacred ordinances and covenants make it possible for us to “return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.”

This work of eternal families, on both sides of the veil is the work of Zion.

It is the work of these latter of the latter days.

art: Franz Schwartz

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