“7 And it came to pass that my people, with their wives and their children, did now behold the armies of the Lamanites marching towards them; and with that awful fear of death which fills the breasts of all the wicked, did they await to receive them.”
This verse reminded me of Elder Bednar’s recent talk about fear. As Elder Bednar explained, fear can be dispelled by faith in Christ. On the other hand, those that are without Christ do not have reason to hope. Therefore, when they are facing death, they are filled with horror. By following Christ, we can avoid that feeling, and we can be hopeful even in the face of temporal destruction.