Sunday, 17 August, 1828

Heavenly day, how beautiful are all your ideas. When we reflect that on this day our Heavenly Father, after having finished the magnificent work of creation, searched the action of creative wisdom and reviewed his labor and pronounced it good. Who can look on this would and all the immense worlds that hang suspended in the arch of heaven and not feel his dependence on the Creator? I view it a duty that we owe him and ourselves, to reflect on this day and think of our situation and see how our time has been passed, and to what purpose, and if we have deviated or wandered from rectitude, that we resolve to do otherwise and sincerely apply to God for assistance.