“You will look back on this cherished and exciting adventure of mortality, and you will understand,” Elder Uchtdorf said. “You will see that the dots really did connect into a beautiful pattern, more sublime than you ever could have imagined. With unspeakable gratitude, you will see that God himself, in his abounding love, grace and compassion, was always there watching over you, blessing you and guiding your steps as you walked toward him.”
Now is the time to commit to follow Jesus Christ, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told the faith’s young adults Sunday night, giving them five points to remember as they journey on what he termed “the adventure of mortality.” . . .
“First, know that God’s answers to your most profound questions may take a little time and they may come in ways you hadn’t expected,” he said. “God’s answers are of eternal value. They are worth the wait.”
Second is to “have a little faith.”
“Incline your hearts to God,” he said. “Believe that you are important to God, and trust he will make more of you than you can possibly make of yourself. Learn of him. Love him. Believe him. Speak with him. Listen for his voice.”
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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has earned a reputation among members of the Church for using his decades of experience as a pilot to draw gospel metaphors. He has even joked about the frequency of the phenomenon from the pulpit, once noting that a congregation may be asking, "What does this have to do with an airplane?" Elder Uchtdorf's ability to draw on real-life experience and share easily interpreted analogies has endeared him to Church members the world over.
This new book brings together many of those stories of flight that Elder Uchtdorf has used in his ministry. In this colorful, inviting format, more than 20 of his best-loved stories come together under five major themes: Principles of Flight, Lift, Guidance on the Journey, Weathering the Turbulence, and Our Eternal Destination.