SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW ARE YOU A PIONEER OF FAITH?

SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: HOW ARE YOU A PIONEER OF FAITH?

Pioneer Day is a holiday celebrated here in Utah to commemorate the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers to what was a desert land in 1847. Those Pioneers made the arduous journey at great sacrifice traveling mostly by wagons and handcarts. We honor their journey of faith and devotion.

Their incredible effort to live their faith prompts the question of what it takes to be a pioneer of faith today.¬†As a primary song of our youth teaches…

You don’t have to push a handcart,
Leave your fam’ly dear,
Or walk a thousand miles or more
To be a pioneer!

If we don’t have to push a handcart for our faith, what is it we must do? A beautiful answer is found again in this simple song…

You do need to have great courage,
Faith to conquer fear,
And work with might for a cause that’s right
To be a pioneer!

I believe Ruth Muir Gardner in these simple lyrics had it right…

We can be pioneers of faith when we walk in great courage, with faith to conquer fear, and work for a cause that is right.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

We Love You!

Les & Elisa

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