I think that is why Jacob says to be learned—or, we would presume, to be any other worthy thing—is good if one hearkens unto the counsels of God. . They offered to keep her alive by artificial means but did not recommend it. They had three children, who recall that faith was always incorporated into everyday life at home. If you can laugh off cares and woe  Brother Romney confided to those closest to him that in spite of his anguished, personal yearning for Ida’s restored health and continued companionship, above all he wanted “the Lord’s will to be done and to take what he needed to take without whimpering.”. In the spirit of that very provocative thought, I invite you to consider another startling—and much more important scene that should evoke belief and adoration, a scene which, like the stars at night, we have undoubtedly taken too much for granted. He wanted to make sure that he had done all he could do. This week's speech on Jesus Christ Podcast is "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" given by Elder Bruce R. McConkie on September 5, 1976. “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded” (1 Nephi 3:7). With undeviating faith, he invoked the power of the priesthood in her behalf. We are taught that each one of us will come face-to-face with Christ to be judged of him, just as the world itself will be judged at his dramatic Second Coming. CHANGE THE WORLD. That is his whole part: eight lines all told. . We are not even sure we know who the major and who the minor characters are. She did not stir as he placed his hands upon her pale forehead. speeches@byu.edu Abbreviations About FAQ GIVE to Speeches. For the rest of Elder and Sister Holland's devotional, visit https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/jeffrey-r-and-patricia-t-holland_faithful-friend-strong-defense/ He had been reading in the book of Helaman about the prophet Nephi, who had been falsely condemned and unfairly charged with sedition. Elder Jeffrey R Holland shares how we can be more loving to those around us. The family braced themselves for the worst. How should he make his way in the world?” the wise old general said, “Teach him to deny himself. One by one he invites us to feel the wounds in his hands and his feet and his side. I assume you are all far enough along in life to be learning that great discipline already. In the midst of their anxiety, the disciples looked toward the shore and a being, a ghost, an apparition, was seen walking directly toward them. How long shall thy hand be stayed. “Be of good cheer,” he called out. He is the focal point and principal figure behind every fireside and devotional and family home evening held by those Nephites for the last six hundred years, and by their Israelite forefathers for thousands of years before that. At a university it seems appropriate to introduce such a message with a piece of great literature—but I decided to use this verse anyway. In the end he died a petty and bitter man, one who had lost his faith, his testimony, his priesthood, and his promises. It just isn’t the American way. As came unto Peter and his terrified companions in the midst of the turbulent waters, so comes to all who toil in faith, the voice of the Deliverer—“It is I; be not afraid.” [Jesus the Christ (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 1916), p. 337]. Not now, of all moments! for those things which thou hast done. At the threshold of the twenty-first century it sounds wrong on the face of it. BYU Social Sciences. See Also. What a setting in which to speak so kindly. Topic. The doctors told then–Elder Romney that the damage from the hemorrhage was severe. The scripture read: Blessed art thou, . And to a lesser degree we hear the supplication from Liberty Jail: “O God, where art thou? But he understands the present scene. Watch Live Stream. Tune in to hear experts discuss their tips for finding success and growing their relationships with God. By what law or principle the effect of gravitation was superseded, so that a human body could be supported upon the watery surface, man is unable to affirm. It was past two o’clock in the morning, but he knew what he must do. BYU’s podcast of acclaimed devotional speakers is here to help! Speaker . . he do this thing? The phenomenon is a concrete demonstration of the great truth that faith is a principle of power, whereby natural forces may be conditioned and controlled. We don’t know why those plates could not have been obtained some other way—perhaps accidentally left at the plate polishers one night or maybe falling out the back of Laban’s chariot on a Sabbath afternoon. Contact. Note this example taken from Elder F. Burton Howard’s biography of President Marion G. Romney. And regardless of how much is at stake, how can. Recent Post by Page. or. We want you to be strong and to have the most enlightened intelligence possible. becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father” (Mosiah 3:19). Matthew Wickman December 1, 2020. See, it sounds exactly like BYU–Hawaii! 218 University Press Building Did we yield to a vision higher and holier than our own, even when we may have seen no vision in it at all? Her humor, storytelling abilities, and genuine love for BYU and her family shines through her words, making all of her addresses memorable and meaningful. . Life. He has no notion how the play is going to go. ?” (D&C 121:1–3). . I want to imply divine theater. © Brigham Young University. It is not intended that either Nephi or we be spared the struggle of this account. Sound familiar? Often such an exercise in submission is as lonely as it is wrenching. Her upbringing on the family farm consisted of milking family cows with her five brothers, driving a pickup truck, and missing school to gather potatoes every October. My daughter Mary made this point in a recent conversation, and I asked her permission to repeat it. But there it is, squarely in the beginning of the book—page 8—where even the most casual reader will see it and must deal with it. "With all else you have learned here, may you leave this great school secure in the promise of God’s unfailing love for you and the blessing of … Provo, Utah 84602. Joseph Smith Lectures; David O. Mckay Lectures; Joseph Smith Lectures; David O. Mckay Lectures; Devotionals Jeffrey R. Holland Devotional By Jeffrey R. Holland, January 05, 1989 President, BYU Provo. But in such times of seeming injustice, we must remember that God’s accounts are not always settled in October (see “The Peaceable Things of the Kingdom” in Hope[Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988], p. 200). . She recalled the account in the fourteenth chapter of Matthew, when a storm arose on the Sea of Galilee and the ship containing the disciples was “tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary” (Matthew 14:24). I cannot think it either accident or mere whimsy that the Good Shepherd in his newly exalted state, appearing to a most significant segment of his flock, chooses first to speak of his obedience, his deference, his loyalty, and loving submission to his father. Our Purpose Here at a Church School. Commencements . Following a miraculous deliverance from his accusers, Nephi returned home pondering the things which he had experienced. Perhaps you were thinking of going on a mission or paying your tithing or denying yourself some indulgence. Find and filter speeches by type, year, and month. Frankly, I am a bit haunted by the thought that this is the first and most important thing he may want to know about us when we meet him one day in similar fashion. . Fear. He fasted that he might know how to show the Lord that he had faith and that he would accept God’s will in their lives. . He said, “Ida, how are you?” With that flash of humor so characteristic of both of them, she replied, “Compared to what, Marion? At times, especially when Elder Holland was serving as … That it may be so in your rich and beautiful and blessed young lives—faithful to the Father in all things and to the very end—I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. We know a good deal about the abuse that Joseph and his colleagues suffered at the hands of their jailors. And now, because thou hast done this . That this human drama has a meaning we may be sure, but most of it we cannot yet see. See Also. However, the very day after their engagement, Patricia flew to New York to study music at The Juilliard School. But we, never seeing the play from the outside (as Sister Holland has just suggested), and meeting only the tiny minority of characters who are “on” in the same scenes as ourselves, largely ignorant of the future and very imperfectly informed about the past, cannot tell at what moment Christ will come and confront us. Patricia and Jeffrey later became the parents of three children—Matthew, Mary Alice, and David—but in 1980, their parental influence grew exponentially when Jeffrey was appointed to be president of Brigham Young University. Dale G. Renlund. Two years into their courtship, Jeffrey was called to serve in the British Mission. . She had, of course, been administered to, but Elder Romney was “reluctant to counsel the Lord about the matter.” Because of his earlier unsuccessful experience of praying that he and Ida might have children, he knew that he could never ask in prayer for something which was not in harmony with the will of the Lord. Perhaps you were to graduate this spring. I shrunk and would that I might not slay him” (1 Nephi 4:10). Obedience is the first law of heaven, but in case you haven’t noticed, some of these commandments are not easy, and we frequently may seem to be in for much more than we bargained for. I believe that story was placed in the very opening verses of a 531-page book and then told in painfully specific detail in order to focus every reader of that record on the absolutely fundamental gospel issue of obedience and submission to the communicated will of the Lord. Change. For that matter, why didn’t Nephi just leave this story out of the book altogether? Then have your head examined, bud,  I choose it precisely because there is so much in it that has given offense to many. Everyone has talked of him and sung of him and dreamed of him and prayed—but here he actually is. . Scope and Contents Contains records related to Patricia Terry Holland, President Holland's wife. That is it. We do so because no amount of university education, or any other kind of desirable and civilizing experience in this world, will help us at the moment of our confrontation with Christ if we have not been able—and are not then able—to yield, yield all that we are, all that we have, and all that we ever hope to have to the Father and the Son. [Paraphrased from C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1961), p. 39]. The whole face of the land has been changed, the entire earth around you has been deformed. Obedience. I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, [I] am not silent.” “Hide not thy face far from me; . Robert L. Millet and Larry E. Dahl [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1989], p. 147). Elder Dean L. Larsen writes of a Sabbath observing farmer who was troubled and dismayed to see his Sabbath-breaking neighbor bring in far better crops with a much higher, more profitable yield. I have to give something of this same speech to the missionaries in the various Missionary Training Centers around the world, because they, too, are living in a rarefied, near-perfect, idealized environment surrounded by sweet, good, spiritual people who love them dearly and want them to succeed and want to take care of every human need. He arrived shortly before three o’clock. This week's devotional was on for the books! . For one thing I’ve arrived at: To be able to say at the final curtain “I have suffered the will of the Father in all things” is our only avenue to an ovation in the end. What a brutal context in which to bring out such compassion. Walter Hooper [Great Britain: Fontana/Collins, 1975], pp. No wonder the Lord told him very early in his life, “Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days” (D&C 24:8). Sign up for the BYU Speeches newsletter to receive monthly inspiration. Stuck in a spiritual rut? For nine years Sister Holland served as the “First Lady” of BYU, and during her tenure she also spent two years (1984-86) as a counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. How much is hanging in the balance as Nephi stands over the drunken and adversarial Laban I cannot say, but it is a very great deal indeed. . “Who are those arrayed in white before the throne of God?” John the Revelator is asked in his mighty vision. As he did so he heard a voice. And the more we are—socially or intellectually or politically or economically—the greater the risk of increasing self-worship. In King Lear (III, vii) there is a man who is such a minor character that Shakespeare has not even given him a name: he is simply called “First Servant.” All the characters around him—Regan, Cornwall, and Edmund—have fine long-term plans. Joseph, on the other hand, would endure and be exalted when it was over. It sounds feeble and wimpish. The servant, however, has no such delusions. He is a good person, perhaps even a well-educated person. Speech; Who we are and what God expects us to do Jeffrey R. Holland: Author. Her speeches cover topics including the role of women and faith in these times. And so will a host of others before it is over. Perhaps you were going to get married next month. Melanie Kennelly February 4, 2020. Must be completely nuts. . Jeffrey R. Holland recalls the story of the prodigal son, which testifies that no matter how mild or how severe our sins, there is always a way back to light, peace, and eternal life. Brent C. James March 18, … why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?” “Why art thou so far from helping me? . Ronald A. Rasband. When all around are blue, It is a matter central to our salvation, and it may involve great pain. Did we submit, even if the cup was bitter indeed? Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Healing . Foundational Speeches. . The moment you have a self there is the temptation to put it forward, to put it first and at the center of things. Quickly he put on his tie and coat, then went out into the night to visit Ida in the hospital. Sometimes, in those moments when we seem to need the Lord the very most, we are left to obey seemingly unaided. Records date from 1980 to 1989. I am the light and the life of the world; . January 14, 2020. Holland and her husband are the parents of three children, including Matthew S. Holland, who was president of Utah Valley University from 2009 to 2018. Work (26) Person (1) Area. A bitter test? Jeffrey R. Holland speeches, 1980-1989 Dates. The answer: “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14). His wife’s condition was unchanged. . Contact. . In an initial and profound moment of spellbinding wonder, when surely he had the attention of every man, woman, and child as far as the eye could see, his submission to his father is the first and most important thing he wishes us to know about himself. Restricted. Now it would not behoove us here in the security of our pleasant quarters to pass judgment on Brother Rigdon or anyone else who suffered these indignities in Missouri, but to say that Christ’s atoning sacrifice, bearing the weight of all the sins of all mankind from Adam to the end of the world, was foolishness compared to Brother Rigdon’s confinement in Liberty Jail smacks of that defiant and finally fatal arrogance we so often see in those who end up in spiritual trouble. We Count Our Successes in Lives: Health versus Health Care. Pages Liked by This Page. It is not an issue limited to university-educated people, but it may be a particularly poignant one for them. [“Not My Will, But Thine” (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988), p. 1]. I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of. There it is—or, more correctly speaking, there he is! Part of the strength to "hang in there" through hard times comes from some glimpse, however faint and fleeting, of what the victory can be. This introductory utterance from the resurrected Son of God constitutes my only text today. 218 University Press Building Sterling W. Sill August 15, 1957. Why didn’t he say something like, “And after much effort and anguish of spirit, I did obtain the plates of Laban and did depart into the wilderness unto the tent of my father?” At the very least he might have buried the account somewhere in the Isaiah chapters, thus guaranteeing that it would have gone undiscovered up to this very day. He speaks and says simply, with a voice that penetrates the very marrow of your bones, “I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world” (3 Nephi 11:10). Film (14) Literature (12) Publication Year. See Also. Get a pencil. leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.” “Be not silent [un]to me” (Psalms 10:1, 22:1–2, 27:9, 28:1). . There are no ands and buts, He has been taught from the very summit of Sinai “Thou shalt not kill.” And he has made gospel covenants. When it is over we will be told. Just a few lines. I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will. Patricia T. Holland, born Patricia Terry, considers herself “a genuine farm girl” hailing from the tiny town of Enterprise, Utah. . Repentance. While he was away, Patricia studied at the LDS Business College and Dixie College. One evening in a particularly depressed state, with Ida unable to speak or recognize him, Brother Romney went home and turned as he always had to the scriptures in an effort to commune with the Lord. In 1967 Sister Romney suffered a serious stroke. It is difficult, therefore, to get a hearing for what the words obedience and submissiveness really mean—even when the clarifying phrase, “to God,” is attached. Endurance. Search. Thirty days after his return, the two were engaged. I confess that I wince a little when I hear that promise quoted so casually among us. We must be willing to place all that we have—not just our possessions (they may be the easiest things of all to give up), but also our ambition and pride and stubbornness and vanity—we must place it all on the altar of God, kneel there in silent submission, and willingly walk away. Listen on Apple Podcasts. Only fifty-two words. (1) Holmes, Douglas D. (1) ... Sign up for the BYU Speeches newsletter to receive monthly inspiration. A little hope in your inbox. He picked up the Book of Mormon and continued where he had left off the night before. He will not stand for it. “This miracle is rich in symbolism and suggestion,” writes Elder James E. Talmage. A little hope in your inbox. He seems to emanate the very essence of light and life itself—a splendor in sharp contrast to the three days of death and darkness just witnessed. While attending Dixie High School, Patricia met “the smartest boy in school, who was also a terrible tease, and even though [she] couldn’t stand him at the time, [she] had the strangest feeling, even then, that, when [she] was older, [she] would marry him.” That boy was Jeffrey Holland, the academic and athletic all-star. He was coming to help in their moment of need, and they, misunderstanding, were fleeing. . Brother Romney rose to his feet. We try very hard here to unshackle you from the bondage of ignorance and the captivity of wrong opinions. Henry J. Eyring. Patricia Holland has said that she secretly aspires to play the drums in a rock band, and although that dream has not yet been realized, she has accomplished several other impressive achievements: her book A Quiet Heart was the recipient of the Association for Mormon Letters Award in 2000, and in 2012 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from LDS Business College. In all of this we are, of course, probing Lucifer’s problem—he of the raging ego, he who always took the Burger King motto too far and had to have everything his way. Surely no good and wise God would be so unreasonable as to cut all that short. That vow took Christ to the cross on Calvary, and it remains at the heart of every Christian covenant. Provo, Utah 84602. Thriving Spiritually. If you can smile when things go wrong  Is it any wonder that Christ chooses first and foremost to define himself in relation to his father—that he loved him and obeyed him and submitted to him like the loyal son he was? This only increased their panic, and they began to cry out in fear. He pronounced a simple blessing and then uttered the incredible promise that she would recover her health and mental powers and yet perform a great mission upon the earth. Related Speeches. Our Guiding Compass . And trouble makes you fatter. . [“Smile, Darn You, Smile”]. In a unique devotional at Brigham Young University in 19852, one of the special addresses in which Elder and Sister Holland spoke side-by-side, they tenderly expressed their reliance on one anothers constant support through those daunting early years and well beyond. BYU’s podcast of acclaimed devotional speakers is here to help! The audience, to the extent there is an audience of angels filling the loge and the stalls, may have an inkling. Patricia caught his eye, and the two began dating. And what he as a child of God did, we must try very hard to do also. THROUGH SMALL ACTS OF LOVE. But Satan’s performance can be instructive. Teach him to say no.”. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist. But part of the story we don’t remember as well is that of fellow prisoner Sidney Rigdon. Classic BYU Speeches BYU Speeches Spirituality 4.6 • 381 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. Discouragement. At least if we are truly serious about becoming a saint, I think we will find that is the case. But it was Christ walking on the water toward them. “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded.” Well, we shall see. University Communications BYU–Hawaii #1952 55-220 … Convocations. I speak of Nephi’s obligation to slay Laban in order to preserve a record, save a people, and ultimately lead to the restoration of the gospel in the dispensation of the fulness of times. If Nephi cannot yield to this terribly painful command, if he cannot bring himself to obey, then it is entirely probable that he can never succeed or survive in the tasks that lie just ahead. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. . 76–77. Perhaps that is why when a newborn baby was brought before the venerable Robert E. Lee and the hopeful parents asked for this legendary man’s advice, saying, “What should we teach this child? Sometimes, too, we underestimate the Lord’s willingness to hear our cry, to confirm our wish, to declare that our will is not contrary to his and that his help is there only for the asking. The path to a complete Christian education passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, and we will learn there if we haven’t learned it before that our Father will have no other gods before him—even (or especially) if that would-be god is our self. And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding place? But education, or public service, or social responsibility, or professional accomplishment of any kind is in vain if we cannot, in those crucial moments of pivotal personal history, submit ourselves to God even when all our hopes and fears may tempt us otherwise. Public Figure. Weaknesses. BYU Speeches We are led to expect that the Author will have something to say to each of us on the part that each of us has played. She continued to fail. Although Marion Romney had read that story many times before, it now struck him this night as a personal revelation. fool[ish compared] to his” (HC 3:264). The only problem is that we know this, but Nephi does not. ), The work of devils and of darkness is never more certain to be defeated than when men and women, not finding it easy or pleasant but still determined to do the Father’s will, look out upon their lives from which it may seem every trace of God has vanished, and asking why they have been so forsaken, still bow their heads and obey. After this experience he was no longer the distinguished leader he truly had been in the early years of the dispensation. In it, David A. Bednar ... draws parallels between miracles in 1846 and in 2020. I have thought very often about this moment in Nephite history. Jeffrey R. Holland was Commissioner of the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given at Brigham Young University on 18 March 1980. She would have dearly loved being with us, but she is in Houston, Texas, tonight, helping with a brand-new granddaughter born to our daughter and son-in-law there. So many things would be interrupted. BYU Speeches 218 University Press Building Provo, Utah 84602 . Lectures. She said, “For goodness’ sake, Marion, what are you doing here?” He didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Soon Joseph Smith no longer felt him to be of use in the First Presidency, and after the Prophet’s death, Rigdon plotted against the Twelve in an effort to gain unilateral control over the Church. We want you to be powerful and high-principled free agents. Devotionals Menu. Results 1-27 of 27 Current facets: xContributor: Holland, Jeffrey R. Narrow your search: Record Type. “And . Let me use an example from what is often considered by foes, and even by some friends, as the most unsavory moment in the entire Book of Mormon. Didn’t Christ himself say, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)? Classic BYU Speeches podcast on demand - Stuck in a spiritual rut? It is a dazzling display. Related Speeches “Walk in Newness of Life” Lloyd D. Newell April 11, 2014. As the days wore on, Sister Romney became less responsive. Throughout her life, Sister Holland has been a positive influence for many and she continues to share her testimony of the gospel alongside her legacy of service. Ida Romney began her recovery from that very moment, soon left her hospital bed, and lived to see her husband sustained as a member of the First Presidency of the Church, “a great mission upon the earth” indeed (F. Burton Howard, Marion G. Romney: His Life and Faith [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988], pp. Speech Page: . Elder David A. And as we pass and touch and wonder, perhaps he whispers, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). If such cross-bearing self-denial was, by definition, the most difficult thing Christ or any man has ever had to do, an act of submission that would, by the Savior’s own account, cause him, “God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit”—if yielding and obeying and bowing to divine will holds only that ahead, then no wonder that even the Only Begotten Son of the true and living God “would that [he] might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink” (D&C 19:18)! For nine years Sister Holland served as the “First Lady” of BYU, and during her tenure she also spent two years (1984-86) as a counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. Jeffrey R. Holland and Patricia T. Holland, "The Demands of Discipleship", BYU Speeches, 1983-09-13; Patricia T. Holland, "The Fruits of Peace", Ensign, June 1984 Jeffrey R. Holland was a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this fireside address was delivered at Brigham Young University on 2 March 1997. Antoine R. Ivins January 4, 1958. I begin with a bit of humor only because the task I wish to discuss with you this morning is a sobering one—not something we can laugh off or say doesn’t matter. Collection: Overcoming Adversity. Jeffrey R. Holland was president of Brigham Young University when this devotional was given on 17 January 1989. ? hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments. 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