When you first see these words,
you may visualize something to do with:
-People who can't control themselves.
Today, I took a step back
and looked at these two words with
a different scope.
Let's talk about fire.
It's been known to burn
cities, books, hearts, and even people.
It causes solids to melt.
I want you to put on your
monocles, goggles, or lenses,
and give this word a chance.
It makes s'mores, which produce intense happiness.
I completely believe it's magical.
I mean, a little flick of a stick with a red thing
on the end, and it produces a little stream
of heat which sparkles and glows?
Ya, that's magic.
Fire warms like nothing else.
You know those times you've pondered
by the campfire?
Do you think your pondering would have
been as successful in the dark?
Or did that source of deep light influence your
little, beautiful thoughts?
Fire is strength.
It gives me reason to hope.
In times passed,
I've lit a candle for those who
have left us.
It gives me hope that I'll
see them once more.
Fire helps assist in change.
Take Fahrenheit 451
Now, I know in that book
that in a literal sense,
the fire is destroying a source
what we call books.
But let me share a different view about that fire.
In that book, he had a desire to CHANGE.
He wanted to change the norm.
He had enough.
Would this have happened without the fire?
I think the fire inspired something within him.
It helped him to change.
And there I give you fire.
Now let's talk about power.
Doesn't that just make your bones quake?
"I HAVE THE POWER!"
I mean, sheesh.
Watch out, buddy.
You're gonna hurt yourself
using that word.
...if used in the wrong way.
Read this quote for me.
This couldn't be more true!
Do you think power is being misused here?
Is it bringing down cities?
Causing others pain?
Bringing up cities.
And causing them to find true joy.
Sometimes in the story,
we feel like we can't avoid the end
of the chapter.
"Of course the bad guy is going to win.
There's no way they're going to survive".
But. They. Do.
They change that story,
We have the power to change lives.
To change the course of our paths
and look up.
Power can produce infinite love.
Look at our Heavenly Father and Savior.
The masters of power
know how to use that beautiful gift-
and share it with all of us.
Isn't that cool?
Are you seeing what I'm seeing?
Power is phenomenal.
Fire is radiant.
Now take off your glasses-
and see what is before you.
They're still exquisite,
Soak in the perspective,
It's simply thrilling.
Let them change your life.