Wednesday, February 6, 2019

473: "I KNOW THE SAVIOR'S FACE".. says Elder Quentin L.Cook

In a recent Regional Conference for young married couples held on January 26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke and shared his testimony in closing where he said,

"I know the Savior's voice,
and I know the Savior's face"

I don't think I have heard a testimony like that given by an LDS apostle since Elder Rruce R McConkie's final testimony given in April 1985. Below is a short youtube video of the audio.

The phrase, "I know the Savior's face" has a different ring to me in my ears. I am not sure why the choice of words of using 'know' instead of 'hear' and  'see'. Makes me wonder if it is possible for someone to "know someone's face" without ever seeing it.  Elder Cook mentions that it is too sacred to share spiritual experiences. Maybe I am asking too much, but I am still waiting to hear the following:

"I have heard the Savior's voice"
"and I have seen the Savior's face"

Well, whatever the reason for not actually saying that he has both heard and seen, I am grateful for anyone who has an personal experience with the Lord in any degree. I am even more grateful for those who actually teach others that they can and should have that same personal experience with the Lord instead of just looking to those who have.