Monday, April 5, 2010

Tis Eventide . . . .


This evening I turned on the TV to see if there was anything to watch since I was too tired to do anything else. I was hoping that BYUTV (21) or Channel 11 would be playing reruns of Conference or at least something uplifting.
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No such luck.
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So, I started checking a couple of other channels to see what was on. After about 3 minutes I turned it off. Even in that very short span of time I felt slightly stained.
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In Conference, Elder Ballard and President Monson (and probably others) had plainly advised us to "turn it off" or to "get out of there" (speaking of movies, TV, etc. that do not reflect our values).
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I knew Conference would be available on the internet in all forms by next Thursday. But, I wanted it NOW. So, I went online to check. What I discovered is that the whole thing is already there in MP3 form!
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Well, in a matter of minutes, I was hooked up and listening to President Monson! I next listened to Elder Rasband since The Knight had enjoyed his talk so much at Priesthood. I also listened to many of the hymns (and several of them more than once).
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The last hymn of Conference was "Abide With Me Tis Eventide." It is one of my favorites that has special meaning and memories for me. As I was listening to it just now, I envisioned Jesus walking through our house, pausing at each room . . . .
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"O Savior stay this night with me, behold 'tis eventide . . . ."
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2 comments:

shydandelion said...

:) I really enjoyed the spirit that was in my home over conference. Maybe I should listen to conference all the time.

Rebecca said...

It's neat that you invision the Savior in your home; because I do that too from time to time.

Conference had a tremendous impact on both me and Victor as we listened to each message.

I am grateful for their counsel and their messages and the spirit that was in my home over the weekend.