Rubbing his forehead, Alma tried to make sense of what he’d just seen and heard. The preacher had returned. It was unbelievable. The man knew he was in danger, yet he still came to warn them. Granted, he’d come in disguise, as he certainly looked different with his shaved beard and shorn hair . . .
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Abinadi looked around the circle of elders, each of their faces illuminated in the dying firelight—Ezra, Timon, Nathan, Gideon’s wrinkles of wisdom, Helam’s scarred face. They had spent most of the evening discussing salvation and analyzing the words of Isaiah.
On an afternoon a few days after Abinadi’s departure, Esther sought out Raquel at her usual weaving place. “Tia wants me to speak with you,” she said. Raquel’s heart rate sped up. She sensed Esther had come to talk about Neriah. “We need to discuss your wedding clothing and the mohar.”
Given so early in the world’s history, Genesis seems to teach those elemental ideals that God would have all His children from the very beginning learn and internalize in their lives. Part of our receiving the healing hope and guidance of these primeval stories, especially that of Adam and Eve, is in our learning how to read them.