Nephi would have had a great blog...

"...upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures...For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children." (2 Nephi 4:15)

June 11, 2014

Let’s just imagine that Nephi had wordpress, or ghost, or even hugo (which is what I use to publish this blog). I can visualize his first post showing up on RSS readers:

http://I-must-obey.wordpress.com/600-BC/having-been-born-of-goodly-parents/…therefore I was taught…

Eight short years later, after having retreived the Brass Plates, recruited Zoram and Ishmael’s family, and helped his family through the wilderness to finally reach the sea, a faith-filled prophet-builder expresses:

http://I-must-obey.wordpress.com/591-BC/if-the-Lord-commanded-me-to-do-all-things/…I could do them…

Some months later, after having completed an amazing and inspired construction project:

http://I-must-obey.wordpress.com/591-BC/timbers-of-curious-workmanship/…with before-and-after pics!

The comments for such a post would be fun to read I’m sure…

A well-seasoned leader and teacher, Nephi was always close to Christ and his doctrine:

http://I-must-obey.wordpress.com/545-BC/press-forward-with-a-steadfastness-in-Christ/…having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting on the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.

Nephi would have embraced what mordern technology offers in sharing the gospel and teaching doctrine to all who might read and subscribe. In his day, he used the most durable medium available to him to write for his children as well as those who might read later, with no way to interact personally with them. Imagine what the internet would have represented to Nephi!

2 Nephi 4:15 (quoted near the title of this post) is a restatement of my reason for my own blog: I hope that reading it will be a benefit to others, ideally my children. It’s also wonderful that I benefit from my writings here.

We would all subscribe to Nephi’s blog, but since that never happened, let’s subscribe to that which, through great sacrifice and preservation at all costs by so many amazing people, is now available to read anytime. I’m confident in declaring that Nephi is satisfied to know that he’s arrived on the internet. Would you care to join him?