After eight years of travelling in the wilderness, Lehi’s band came to a place they appropriately named Bountiful. As they had been told they would receive a Promised Land for their inheritance, beautiful and rich Bountiful must have held much promise in their sight. Possibly they concluded their journey was over, for it was after “the space of many days” that Nephi was commanded to build a ship to continue their journey across the ocean. Life is forever throwing us curve balls, isn’t it? As I read of Lehi’s people constantly picking up and starting over, I look to them as an example of what being flexible looks like.
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