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Reader voices: To see beyond the fog, we must put our trust in someone else

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  • cleancutmatt Provo, UT
    April 28, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    I like that.

  • G L W8 SPRINGVILLE, UT
    April 29, 2013 6:16 a.m.

    This article is an excellent analogy, and one worth pondering. From Lehi/Nephi's vision, we learn that an Iron Rod--symbolic of the word of God--helps people who grasp onto it to find their way--even if, as we can imagine, those 'mists of darkness' (fog) drift over the straight and narrow pathway at times.

    Nowadays the "iron rod" along a highway comes in the form of markers, painted lane stripes, and sound grooves that warn us when we're losing our direction. That condition is even more dangerous at the high-speed pace of life we travel now.

    But those markers can go unnoticed or be obscured by fog, a dark night, someone's high beams, a blaring radio, a passenger's conversation, texting, the rising or setting sun, a rainstorm, a winter blizzard, or can deteriorate over time. So it's important for us to slow down, look & listen for the markers carefully, and stay on the road. That's what is known as "taking the Holy Spirit for our guide."

  • RFLASH Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    I like the thoughts about being able to help someone who doesn't know the road. I think it is a good thing to find ways, even if they are small, to help others see the bends in the road or to see a solution that they may not have considered. It isn't always easy because the person needs to be open enough to receive. I think that we have the ability to do so much more than we imagine! We have to imagine it first! I think of moments when others reached out. Moments when words were never said. Moments when I could feel the help coming from those who were giving it! It may sound crazy, but I know it is true. We all create our world and it begins with what we think. I thank those who thought of helping me because, in the end, it worked. I pray that I can do the same for others.