Isles of the Sea

The recent church announcements about temples have included it seems a disproportional number building temples on some very small islands, including Guam, Canary Islands, Okinawa Japan, Pago Pago America Samoa, Neiafu Tonga, and San Juan Puerto Rico. These places would never have the church membership necessary to justify a temple on the islands, simply because of the island size.

Yet these words from 2 Nephi 29 seem to be related:

…Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?

Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 29: 7

It strikes me that we can learn something from this; God is mindful of us, even when we are a long ways away. And he doesn’t necessarily count the cost of the blessings he will bestow upon us even in our isolation.

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