The Shepherd | The Chosen
The Shepherd | The Chosen
Here are a few photos taken this evening with my family on Antelope Island, on the certified International Dark Sky parks. One of the best place to observe the Lights in the Firmament. The sun, moon and stars(and planets) were meant to be first for signs, then for seasons, and then for days/years. We read in Genesis 1:14
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days, and years"
The Great Conjunction occured tonight on the Winter Solstice. This alignment falls almost directly between the two Total Solar Eclipses that will crisscross over America. These signs in the heavens form an interesting chiasm.
August 21, 2017 Total solar eclipse.
approximately 3 ½ years (1218 days)
December 21, 2020 Great Conjunction
approximately 3 ½ years (1204 days)
April 8, 2024 Total solar eclipse.
“and the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from Heaven, insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts and blind in their minds, and began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen,”Christ prophesied in Luke 21:25 that in the last days there shall be signs in the heavens.
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;"
|Interesting as we were driving out there was an "alignment" of birds flying across the sunset|
In April 2020, President Russell M. Nelson, current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, asked not only members of his faith, but also the world, to join in fasting for a cure for COVID-19. I think today we are seeing the beginning of another seagull-like miracle. I see how quickly this vaccine has been developed, approved and ready to be distributed as a miracle, a direct consequence of those who united their faith. Like the seagulls, this vaccine brings with it hope. This is the miracle we have been praying for. This is the seagulls of our time.
I don't even know what to say after reading something like that. I see things so much differently. Maybe the miracle might be the pandemic itself, which I view was a call for us to repent. And as for the "modern-day seagull miracle.. maybe the miracle was the crickets themselves which the pioneers could have eaten for amazing protein, like the Indians in the area did. This story that was published in today's Deseret News is a highly exaggerated claim, not only about the perpetuating the Seagull myth but this claim about the President Nelson and the vaccine.