Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel

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Filled with Joy


joy, Seminary, Institute

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Two years ago our commissioner, Elder Kim B. Clark, taught us from 3 Nephi of the angels and children who were encircled about with fire. He taught us that as religious educators, we too should be encircled about by that holy fire.1 There is, as you know, another account in the Book of Mormon of individuals being surrounded by heavenly flames. Lehi and Nephi had been thrown into prison, and the account says: “They were as if in the midst of a flaming fire. . . . And behold, the Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven, . . . and they were filled as if with fire” (Helaman 5:44–45). The account also says, “And they were filled with that joy which is unspeakable and full of glory” (Helaman 5:44).