We've had some pretty crazy weather coming through Montana lately. For instance, last night we had some pretty impressive clouds, wind, and lightning. It was pretty amazing.
It was also very obvious. I think you would have to be blind, deaf, and pretty much a vegetable to not see these weather phenomenons around us. But even though they are present, we still receive warnings from the news stations on the television and radio letting us know that they are here and that there is potential danger.
Sometimes we hear about the people who heard the sirens go off, saw the warnings, had ample time to get to shelter or out of harms way, but didn't. When I hear this I think to myself, "What in the world were they doing?" I think this is how Heavenly Father feels when he sends us so many different kinds of warnings and news updates, and we shrug them off. Next thing you know we're in harms way, or we've dug ourselves a pretty big hole that we need help getting out of. If we would have read those warnings (the scriptures) and heeded the news anchor's (the prophets) message, we could have been safe! It seems too simple doesn't it. Alma 37:44 reads "For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land." We have everything we need to prepare and be led to safety, happiness, and eternal life.