Today's lesson in Relief Society was on the priesthood.
It was an excellent lesson.
I have a testimony of the power of the priesthood, and I am really grateful that my husband is such an honorable man and takes his responsibilities seriously.
At the same time, I don't know if I have a good explanation for people not in the church about why only men have the priesthood.
I know for myself that this is what God wants, and I don't have a problem with it, but is that enough of an explanation for others? (I say this in the context of answering questions about the church that I have recieved, and not for any personal need to understand why it's so.)
I am grateful for the gospel and the restoration of priesthood power. I am also extremely grateful for personal revelation and prayer.
On a side note, Troy had a wonderful trip to Poland, the country where he served his mission. It has been many years since he had been back and he got to visit with many people that he worked with as a missionary.
I have been trying to get Troy to write a little something up for the blog, but he hasn't had a lot of spare time...but I did want to share one thing.
One of he people that he was able to see was a girl that he had baptized while on his mission. She is doing REALLY well and currently serves as both the Relief Society President and the seminary teacher (holy cow!).
She is also engaged to be married to another member, which from what Troy tells me doesn't happen very often, and they are getting married in the temple!
She is really a wonderful person, and I know that Troy feels deeply privileged to have taught and baptized her.
Well, she has also been asked by the Church to help re-translate the standard works into Polish! What an amazing undertaking! And how great that Troy got to play a small part in that. (It's the priesthood in action!)