We are in Matt, studying about the miracles that Christ performed...
Here is a quote that I really liked from David Ridges...
“Every time you read of a physical healing of the sick, performed by the Savior, you can consider it symbolic of His ability to heal us spiritually, through His Atonement. Thus, every healing will remind you of the Master’s power to heal you spiritually, through your repentance and His forgiving you. In this case of the healing of a leper, leprosy could be symbolic of very serious sin which can gradually destroy us spiritually."
If you would like to see what leprosy looks like go Here. (Thank you Pam)
Another thought from Bruce R. McConkie...
There is so much missionary work to be done that it will not all be finished before the second Coming – McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, Vol. 1, P. 332
And lastly... Matt. 10:41
"He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward."
IF we will but accept and sustain Church leaders, we will receive a prophet's reward, exaltation!
This reminds me of a scripture mastery, D&C 1:38.... "What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same."
With conference coming up this weekend, I pray that we will be humble and teachable and prepare to "receive a prophet's reward"!
Remind ya of a Primary song... "Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, follow the prophet, don't go astray. Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, follow the prophet, he knows the way!"
BTW, I love this picture that my brother just sent me... Isn't he cute??!!!