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Lately, I have been thinking about a few verses in the book of Ether in the Book of Mormon. Fair warning, this is from my scripture study, and I am no preacher, I just want to share some thoughts.
In the Bible, during the time of the Tower of Babel, God was angry with the people who thought they could build a tower tall enough to reach heaven, so he changed everyones languages. Now, from the Book of Mormon we learn that Jared and his brother lived in the city during that time, they prayed to the Lord and he didn't take away their language or their family's language. God told them to pack up and travel to the seashore, build a ship and sail to the Promised Land. (We believe that the Promised Land is somewhere in the Americas).
This was a huge undertaking for them. I doubt many of Jared's people had sailed open water, much less from continent to continent. God told them how he wanted the ship to be built. He told them he would send waves and wind to push their boat to the Promised Land. He says (Ether 2:24), "the mountain waves shall dash upon you. Nevertheless, I will bring you up again out of the depths of the sea." He also says, (Ether 2:25) "...you cannot cross this great deep save I shall prepare you against the waves of the sea."
In chapter 6 of Ether- (Ether 6:6-7) It says, "and it came to pass they were many times buried... the mountain waves were great and terrible." "When they were encompassed about by many waters they did cry unto the Lord and he did bring them forth again to the top of the waters."
I love this. I love this for me. I compare their journey to mine. To anyones life. I can imagine God saying this to me. I am gonna give you 5 kids in 3 years, oh and by the way there is no way you could do this on your own but I prepared you. The waves will crash on you and you will get buried, but don't worry so much. I will bring you back up to the TOP.