Friday, January 6, 2012

Mosiah the messenger

10 Therefore, he [King Benjamin] had Mosiah brought before him;

and these are the words which he spake unto him, saying:

My son, I would that ye should make a proclamation

throughout all this land among all this people,

or the people of Zarahemla, and the people of Mosiah who dwell in the land,

that thereby they may be gathered together;

for on the morrow I shall proclaim unto this my people out of mine own mouth

that thou art a king and a ruler over this people,

whom the Lord our God hath given us….

18 And now, it came to pass that Mosiah went

and did as his father had commanded him,

and proclaimed unto all the people who were in the land of Zarahemla

that thereby they might gather themselves together,

to go up to the temple to hear the words which his father should speak unto them. (Mosiah 1:10,18)

Here, King Benjamin gave Mosiah a command to proclaim a gathering of the people to the temple the next day. In verse 18 we are told that Mosiah went and proclaimed to all the people as he had been asked to do.

It seems that Mosiah acted as his father’s messenger and visited everyone in the land to let them know. Somehow it touches me to think of Mosiah as the town crier for his father. It shows something of his life of service and his williness to do what must have been a mundane task.


Becky Rose said...

was reading him last night myself. I was amazed and how much I saw of the GA and Conference that I had never seen so deeply before. Good stuff!