Imagine a world where nobody knows its history, or a world without the scriptures. This very thought came to me when I was reading Mosiah 1:3 saying:
“My sons, I would that ye should remember that were it not for these plates, which contain these records and these commandments, we must have suffered in ignorance, even at this present time, no knowing the mysteries of God.”
It is the ‘records’ and ‘commandments’ that are found upon the ‘plates’ that make up the holy scriptures. A world where we would not know these things, and we would be ‘suffered in ignorance.’
I lived in ignorance for such a long time. I didn’t want to know ‘the mysteries of God.’ I didn’t even what to know of the things found in the scriptures.
However, it was a mystery that brought me to seek and know God. A lot of people ponder on the idea of why God would allow people to suffer, or go through pain or even loss. For me, it was watching my mother suffer from breast cancer that eventually took her life.
So, instead of closing my ‘ears that [I] may hear’, and my ‘heart that [I] may understand’, and my ‘mind that they mysteries of god may be unfolded’, I opened each of them. (Mosiah 2:9)
For me, it was one question. That question introduced me to my Father in Heaven. I lived for so long without the scriptures, and I can’t imagine my world without them. I not only need them in my life, I want them in my life.