Thomas S. Monson, “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” Ensign, May 2008, 87–90
I very much have a testimony of this. Every bit of it. And know with complete surety that the very last part is true. We are not left to weather the stormy darkness alone. There is a guiding light--our Savior. If we just put our faith and trust in Him.
This quote puts me in mind of a beautiful song that Women's Chorus (and other choirs) got to sing for the Alliance World Festival of Women's singing in 2004. In fact, it was commissioned specifically for the festival. (Though I do remember that we sang it at a BYU Devotional. I thought for Pres. Monson, but cannot find any documented proof online. Guess I'll have to pull out my journal and hope I was updating then. We later learned that the world premiere was to be at the Festival. We had to keep it a bit hushed that we had already sung it. But the Spirit definitely wanted us to sing the song because it went hand-in-hand with the speaker's message. No one even knew he would give the original quote that the lyrics were based off of.) So, so beautiful--music-wise and message-wise.