The way I feel right now... wow. I wish I could put it into words.
I just had the amazing opportunity to be part of the choir that sang at the 69th annual Joseph Smith Memorial Fireside at USU. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was the speaker. His talk was incredible. I loved the stories he told of Joseph Smith. I loved the firm testimony he bore of this amazing prophet. The spirit was SO incredibly strong at the end. WOW! I just keep saying "wow" over and over. Toward the end of Elder Holland's talk, he quoted the words from "Praise to the Man". As soon as he closed his talk, we sang this beautiful hymn, and I could barely contain my tears enough to sing. The holy ghost was filling every part of my entire being with the knowledge and testament that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet! I have never experienced a feeling that powerful in my entire life. My testimony is just singing in my soul right now. I need to share:
I know Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know he was called of God. I know that he saw God and Jesus Christ and that he was the instrument in God's hands to bring the gospel to the earth for this the final dispensation. Because I know he was a prophet, I also know that the Book of Mormon is true! The feelings I felt tonight can not be ignored. The spirit has testified to me of the truthfulness of these things and I know them and feel the truth of them throughout my entire body and soul.
I also know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know he lived and died for me and that he loves me and knows me personally. He knows every hardship and trial I have been through and will go through. He knows my sins and imperfections. Because of his sacrifice and atonement for my sins and the sins of every man, I can become clean and perfect and live with him and My Heavenly Father again.
I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true and living church here on this earth. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and real. I know this church is led by modern-day prophets and apostles that have been ordained of God.
I know that the Holy Ghost can manifest the truth all these things to you, if you simply pray and ask.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.