>Day 10 in the Book of Mormon Reading Challenge brought us to Abinadi and King Noah. It has been so interesting reading through with a focus on God's direct dealings with His children. There are entire chapters, such as the prophecies and teaching of Abinadi, that are fully marked. And then there are chapters, like the one about the Lamanites attacking Noah's people, where nothing is marked.
We knew that the writings from the Small Plates would be highly marked. We thought that once we reached Mosiah that it we'd be marking a lot less, but the truth is that the scriptures are a history of God's dealings with his children. This time through, most of the book will be marked. It has helped me to see how much God loves us and how hopeful He is that we will turn to Him that He may bless us with everything He has to give.
And If we turn to Him, all things will be ours through Him and His Son. What an amazing truth.
Okay, on a lighter side note: Why is Abinadi always depicted in pictures as being an old man? There is nothing in the writings to suggest that he is older than dirt. Though Friberg has painted him as a rather buff, fit old man. Just wondering.