In Horton Hatches the Egg
The loveable elephant in Horton Hatches the Egg teaches us a valuable gospel lesson about faith. In this story, Maisy, a lazy bird, is tired of sitting on her egg, so she entreats a passing stranger, Horton, to sit on her egg and keep it warm while she flies off for a quick break. Soon, Maisy finds she likes her time flying free and decides not to go back. In the meantime, Horton is ridiculed, endures the cold and storms, and even gets taken across the sea to be a sideshow in the circus. But through it all, he remains faithful. “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful one-hundred percent,” says Horton.
These words remind us of a similar stalwart soul, Nephi, when he tells his father, “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (1 Nephi 3:7).