Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

 Sunday morning the sunrise was beautiful on our last day in Utah. 

 We decided to go to the Mormon tabernacle and hear the choir sing.  They record a program each Sunday morning to air at different times during the week.  You've probably seen it before- it has aired for over 80 years.  "Music and the Spoken Word" is the name of it.
 The Mormon square in downtown Salt Lake City is very beautiful.  It's the most well taken care of part of the whole city.
 The temple is something to see.
 The public is not allowed inside the temple, but we were able to go inside the tabernacle where the choir performs.  It is a 330 voice choir with a sizeable orchestra.
 It was beautiful.  The tabernacle was designed for accoustics- they did not need to use a microphone at all.
 The experience was surreal.

 But I couldn't help but feel sad.  With all these ornate buildings and beautiful surroundings and amazing music, they were still missing it all.
 Afterward, Paul and I took a tour of the temple square.  These two young ladies showed us around.
 We ended up at this statue of Jesus.  They had told us the story of Mormonism throughout the tour, and here they wanted to know if we were interested in learning more.  They were so sincere and so hoping we would want to know more.  I almost felt bad telling them no.

I'm glad we went.  I am so thankful for the truth and for the gift that God has given us in choosing us for His kingdom.

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