Good morning sisters and brothers. My name is Lafe Fisher which, in case you were wondering, is spelled L A F E. I frequently contribute my time cooped up inside completing homework like a fully fledged child. I have two sisters and one brother, and I’ve always been the favorite child.
Anyways, I have been asked to speak about Exodus chapter 14 verses 13-14, which display how you can always trust and have faith in the Lord. In verse 13, it states “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.” Basically, this is Moses reassuring his people that they will not see the Egyptians that chased after them again, ever. Verse 14 of Exodus states “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” This verse talks about how the Lord will fight for you, and you will eventually obtain your peace.
I know there have been times where I’ve felt like the Lord isn’t looking out or helping me, but in the end, I’ve looked back and seen how he’s blessed me. I remember just the other day it was very hot outside, and I know this might sound silly, but I feel like I was blessed. In my school, my class was doing the mile that day, which is crazy because of how hot it was outside. I knew that I probably wouldn’t stand a chance out there, running the mile in the heat. My class was running the mile for the 2nd-3rd week in a row, and I’m pretty sure it was how loud and chatty my class was. Now I’m not going to say that I’m perfect, I know I’ve talked while the teacher’s talked before, so I just wanted to put that out there. So anyways, there I was in P.E., facing the impending doom of the field, lined with cones of pure madness. I realized earlier that day that there was a substitute, which was a problem because my mum emailed my teacher earlier that day asking her to “be easy on me,” which was nice. Luckily, I had a note from my mom that day also stating to “be easy on me” which I gave to the sub and, long story short, I didn’t even have to run the mile! I basically just sat in the shade and watched the kids run. Part of me now wants to feel bad for them, but around 85% of that class is snotty and annoying.
I think I rambled for a bit there so I apologize for that. I guess what I’ve been trying to say throughout this whole talk is that the Lord will never leave your side, no matter how alone or hopeless you feel. Just make sure to keep praying and learning about him, and try not to be snotty and annoying. I testify that this Church is true and that the Savior lives in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.