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June 9, 2020 - The Lord is at the helm

It is true of us, as of icebergs, that our course is, in important measure, determined by forces we only partly perceive. It is true also, however, that we are more like ships than icebergs. We have our own motive power, and if we are aware of the currents, we can take advantage of them.
Accordingly, if we can create in our families a strong, steady current flowing toward our goal of righteous life, we and our children may be carried forward in spite of the contrary winds of hardship, disappointment, temptations, and fashion.
In each of us is the potentiality to become a God—pure, holy, true, influential, powerful, independent of earthly forces. We learn from the scriptures that we each have eternal existence, that we were in the beginning with God.

President Spencer W. Kimball, "Ocean Currents and Family Influences", General Conference, October 1974

There are many forces in life that we do not perceive or notice. Underneath the surface, unhidden from our view, is usually a bigger mass from what is seen.

There are also many currents in the oceans of life that carry us from point A to point B. Some carry us through without danger but some also are filled with danger, like the icebergs.

As President Kimball said, we are all on a ship with motorized power to drive against those bad currents in life, and with Christ at the helm, guiding us around hidden dangers.

So, the point is that we need to find the current that is carrying us towards our ultimate goal of eternal life. That current is the gospel. That ship we're on is the Church. And Christ is the Captain at the helm, steering us clear of danger.

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