Not an Amateur

In the April 1976 conference, Elder Eldred G. Smith talked about the savior and his character and capability.  He quoted Elder J. Reuben Clark when describing the creation of the world:

“And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.” (Moses 1:32–33.)

To get some idea of the magnitude of these creations: President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., said, “Astronomers now yield what they did not formerly yield, that there may have been many, and probably were, many worlds like ours. Some say there were in this galaxy perhaps from its beginning, one million worlds like unto this one.

“‘Worlds without number have I created,’ through ‘mine Only Begotten Son.’ I repeat, our Lord is not a novice, he is not an amateur; he has been over this course time and time and time again.

“And if you think of this galaxy of ours having within it from the beginning perhaps until now, one million worlds, and multiply that by the number of millions of galaxies, one hundred million galaxies, that surround us, you will then get some view of who this Man we worship is.” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Behold the Lamb of God, Deseret Book Company, 1962, pp. 16–17.)

I love the idea that “our Lord is not a novice.” It is comforting to know that Christ and Heavenly Father know exactly what they are doing. They are ultimately in control. Christ has won the victory over death and sin. We are in good hands so long as we follow him.  And if we do so, our eternal happiness and exaltation is assured.

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