As a young boy, I learned to sing “I wonder when He comes again,” a song of a child pondering on the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have often ponder that day myself and wondered what it would like when “I [Christ] will come;and they shall see me in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory; with all the holy angels; and he that watches not for me shall be cut off.” Doctrine & Covenants 45:44.
At times I have envisioned being there, and have come to the conclusion that nothing will matter at that moment except that we are there. In the revelation received by the Prophet Joseph Smith recorded in Section 45 of the Doctrine & Covenants, we learn that there are two groups of persons there:
45 But before the arm of the Lord shall fall, an angel shall sound his trump, and the saints that have slept shall come forth to meet me in the cloud.
46 Wherefore, if ye have slept in peace blessed are you; for as you now behold me and know that I am, even so shall ye come unto me and your souls shall live, and your redemption shall be perfected; and the saints shall come forth from the four quarters of the earth.
On that glorious day we will kneel before our Savior and look around to see who else is there. Where are our children, what about our parents, our brothers and sisters and then our friends. With each face we will experience comfort and great joy and deep gratitude that they are there. We will also look around and see those who we had helped come unto Christ and will so filled with love and joy that they are there as well. There will be no rich or poor, no classes or titles, no recognition will matter except that of son or daughter, ransomed, saved by our Savior and King Jesus Christ.
I define missionary work as inviting others to come unto Christ. We do not have to convert, we do not have to try and make people better, we just invite them to come unto Christ and He will perfect them.
The 10 Minute Missionary Moments (found as page links to the right of this article) are simple short tasks each of us can do to help invite others to come unto Christ. I hope you will accept these simple weekly challenges and that you will share them with others who could also join in this miracle-rich work. I also invite your comments and suggestions and would love for you to share your stories with us.