President Hinckley

I was surprised to happen upon the news that President Gordon B. Hinckley died 2 hours ago. Considering that he was 97 and that his wife had passed away already, I can’t see this as an unhappy event. Having worked so hard for so long in the service of the Savior, I can’t imagine any man more deserving of the greeting on the other side that Enos expected to receive:

I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. (Enos 1:27)

I have little to say except that President Hinckley was one of the most influential of the general church leaders for me personally – certainly the most influential president of the church for me.

UPDATE 1/28: The thought just struck me that there is some poetic beauty in the fact that President Hinckley returned to his heavenly home on Sunday – a day of rest.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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5 Responses to President Hinckley

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  2. Laura says:

    I really liked this, especially the thought about Sunday, very sweet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    President Hinckley has done so much for so many. I honor him as a prophet, and friend. He specially loved the youth of the church. He has been a super optimistic in the face of some of the most troubling times this world has ever faced.

    I found a site honoring him, where anyone can go to and leave a message in tribute to his memory.

    The site is:
    http://honoringpresidenthinckley.blogspot.com/2008/01/honoring-president-gordon-b.html

  4. Michael Howard says:

    I am saden over the lost of President Hinckley but yet I rejoice in knowing he is with our Heavenly Father you will be missed but not forgotten

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