Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith
Prophet, Seer and Revelator

Monday, October 11, 2010

God's help

When Brigham Young took the first pioneer company across the Platte River to reach Fort Laramie, the water was raging high. The men tried to ferry the wagons across the water, but they flipped. They built a small raft to float the wagons across, but the water dashed it to pieces. They finally had to construct a strong ferry with large logs to withstand the force of the river to get their wagons across. God could have parted the waters like He did for Moses and the Red Sea, but He never does anything for us that we can do for ourselves. Heavenly Father provided them with the man power and logs and expected them to step up to the plate. Without that principle, agency would be in jeopardy. Hard work makes us strong.

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