Through the years, I have been privileged to develop some really good friendships with Utahns who also belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Recently, I watched the video shared at the bottom of this post, and I could not help but think of every one of you. I want to make a simple request: would you watch this young man’s testimony?
By his testimony, Micah Wilder found the truth when he read the Bible as a child. What does it mean to “read the Bible like a child?” Instead of looking at it for confirmation of what you have always believed, read it as if it is your Father writing to you, telling you what He wants you to know about Himself, and what He has done for you.
Since coming to Utah more than 20 years ago, it has been our longing prayer that more of our fellow Utahns would come to know the peace and rest promised in Scripture, that you would be free from the pressure-cooker of performance-based religion and be able to rest completely in Jesus Christ. This young man found something. That is clear from what he says. He found something that he wasn’t looking for and didn’t want. He wasn’t searching, he wasn’t troubled, he wasn’t hiding any dark secrets or living a double life. He lived out his religion with a great deal of zeal, but as he says, it was not according to knowledge. His message is worth considering. As your friend, I hope you will consider it.