Monday, February 4, 2008

The New Prophet....President Thomas. S. Monson

From the LDS Newsroom:
Thomas S. Monson is the new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was announced today at a news conference in the Church Office Building. President Monson, 80, succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died 27 January.

The new world leader of the Church has called to serve with him in the First Presidency, the top governing body of the 13-million-member faith, President Henry B. Eyring, 74, first counselor, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 67, second counselor.

President Boyd K. Packer, 83, is the new president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be filled later.

My thoughts:
I'm really very moved and filled with happiness that our new prophet is someone whom I already admire and love. President Monson is only 80 years old. That might be the youngest prophet we have had in a very long time. My Dad is also 80 years old although I can't see our new prophet in my mind as being in a similar role as my own father. I still see President Monson in a more grandfatherly role. That's ok. My own father must be young looking for his 80 years!

It was nice to hear President Monson answering questions at the news conference today. He says he loves the color yellow. He loves it because it gives other colors their light. He says it's the quickest color to fade. He says he wants to find out why that is. I thought it was interesting that he puts such thought to a color. President Monson spoke of the color yellow today only about 1/2 hour ago. Don't ask me why, but I thought I had to research yellow right away. This is the very first thing that I found coming from a lady who specializes in gem stones:

*People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow.

*Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy.

*Yellow symbolizes wisdom.

*Yellow means joy and happiness.

*People of high intellect favor yellow.

*Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love

My own thoughts on the color yellow? Well, yellow is the color of sunshine. It represents warmth and light in my opinion. It's the "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" type of yellow. President Monson got it right to love the color yellow. It represents in a way, the light of Christ. We are all yellow sunbeams that can set an example everywhere we go.
If people who are blind to other colors can possibly see yellow better, maybe it's because of people like President Monson who go around glowing with the light of Christ. Some people are just waiting for us to show them the way. It's our duty to share the gospel with them. We can be those little sunbeams that Jesus wants us to be right?

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Nikki said...

Excellent post Leanne. Love all the info on yellow. That struck me too when he spoke of that in the news conference... very interesting. He's wonderful adn his choice of counselors is excellent.