Can I just share this talk about how powerful art is? I just love art so so much and the only other thing that has a greater impact on me is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Part of that gospel includes God’s great purpose for all of us. We learn from the scriptures that Heavenly Father’s work and glory is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39 from the Pearl of Great Price). Our whole purpose here is to achieve that eternal life and help others to as well. Elder M. Russell Ballard (one of the current twelve apostles of the church) said that “Inspired art speaks in the language of eternity, teaching things to the heart that the eyes and ears can never understand.” I know art can be such an effective tool in God’s hands! I know that I don’t ever have to compromise art or the gospel and that I can stengthen both my testimony and those of others’ through the work of my own hands!
“Heavenly Father’s purpose for the artist (and there is an artist of some sort in each of us) is to use his or her creativity to help to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of his children. Whether we declare the gospel in quiet, individual ways, or boldly proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Savior, we must strive to understand our role in his purpose.”
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