Sunday, January 19, 2014
Daniel's Vision Ends
Today I read Daniel 11 and 12 where Daniel's vision continues. As I was reading I was struck by some of the language and I know that most visions the prophet is shown the events and they come up with the wording to write it down on their own. But I couldn't help wonder as I was reading these chapters if Daniel was given the words to say. For example he states in one verse that news from the north troubles a king. What would that even look like in a vision? I assume Daniel can hear as well as see in this vision and most likely given the give of tongues, at least temporarily, to understand what is being said. I just cannot help but wonder again, what must it be like to be shown something in vision. I think if I ever was shown something in a vision, I would prefer to have a guide like Nephi did, to help me understand and make sure that I was correctly understanding what I was seeing. I think it would probably be a little scary too. So it would be a comfort to have someone to share it with. But I most likely will never have a vision of my own so I don't have much to worry about. Until tomorrow.