2 Nephi 9:3-4:
Behold, my beloved brethren, I speak unto you these things that ye may rejoice, and lift up your heads forever, because of the blessings which the Lord God shall bestow upon your children.
For I know that ye have searced much, many of you, to know of things to come; wherefore I know that ye know that our flesh must waste away and die; nevertheless, in our bodies shall we see God.I don't know what it is exactly that holds my attention so raptly. Maybe it's the image of lifting up my head and rejoicing in the blessings bestowed upon me and my family. Maybe it's the pure and simple testimony of resurrection, of life after death.
In a previous reading of the Book of Mormon, I highlighted a footnote on the word lift. It took me to Psalms 24:7-10.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.I love the idea of lifting up the gates of my heart and letting the King of glory in. We can rejoice forever because the Lord of hosts came and conquered death, that we might see God in the flesh. I am so grateful for my Savior.