During the unfolding of this Smith-flower [the coming forth of Joseph Smith]; during the brief ripening years of this fruit of the loins of that other Joseph of Israel, the world is preparing for the greatest event since the Meridian of Time. The triplet infants, Liberty, Freedom, and Justice, are contending for life; a small colonial nation is struggling to its feet; the people from many lands, squirming in the “melting-pot,” are firming up, suffering labor pains toward the birth of a divine new program, “a marvelous work and a wonder” (Isa. 29:14), the restoration of the gospel in all its far-reaching detail.
“We fancy,” said Bareham, “God can manage his world only with great battalions, when all the time he is doing it with beautiful babies.”
O foolish men who think to protect the world with armaments, battleships, and space equipment, when only righteousness is needed!
Source: Source: Spencer W. Kimball, “A Prophet is Born,”Conference Report, April 1960, pp. 83-86. Spencer Woolley Kimball (March 28, 1895 – November 5, 1985) was an American business, civic, and religious leader, and was the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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