Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Prepare NOW

If you aren't already prepared for what's to come --- start now.  Don't wait any longer.  None of us know what is ahead and when something will affect us.  Often we sit in the comfort of our own homes unaware of what might lie ahead. 

In a powerful statement by President Ezra Taft Benson he tells us that things can happen where we live.  I urge you to ponder his words:

"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion.
The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel?" 

If you have worked to prepare --- continue on.  Add more to your storage until it's "pressed down, heaped over and running over in our own homes"  Julie B. Beck  (click on "Self Reliance" near the bottom of the page on her link to hear her full message)