Today’s Conference Countdown message is about the power of Christ to serve and save souls, and the power of Christ within us to also help serve and save. President Thomas S. Monson shared the following story during the October 2006 General Conference:
“While driving to the office one morning, I passed a dry-cleaning establishment which had a sign in the window. It read, “It’s the Service That Counts.” The sign’s message simply would not leave my mind. Suddenly I realized why. In actual fact it is the service that counts—the Lord’s service.
“In the Book of Mormon we read of noble King Benjamin. In the true humility of an inspired leader, he recounted his desire to serve his people and lead them in paths of righteousness. He then declared to them:
“Because I said unto you that I had spent my days in your service, I do not desire to boast, for I have only been in the service of God.
“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:16–17).
“This is the service that counts, the service to which all of us have been called: the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save.“
I conclude today’s post with another beautiful true-life story that illustrates President Monson’s message. Meet George Patrick O’Neill. He rescues injured birds. He also knows a thing or two about how Christ rescues souls – including his.
Have you felt the saving power of Christ working in and through your life? How have you served and saved others today? – MoSop