"After I had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, having looked around me, and finding myself alone, I kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so, when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction.
But, exerting all my powers to call upon God to deliver me out of the power of this enemy which had seized upon me, and at the very moment when I was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destructionónot to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had never before felt in any beingójust at this moment of great alarm, I saw a pillar of clight exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.
It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the otheróThis is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!"
From the prophet Joseph Smith's History. An account of his first vision of God the Father and Christ the Son appearing to him as a 14 year old boy in a grove near his home in Palmyra New York in the early spring of 1820. This was probably the greatest spiritual event since the resurrection of Christ. Joseph would go on to translate the Book of Mormon by the power of God and found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Divine direction.
I know this is a departure from my other works, and it's supposed to be. I wanted to do a work that said something .. well.. more. Maybe some thing that made someone think for once, or even better, pray. All praises to God the Father and Christ the Son and to the Testimony of the Holy Ghost which made this piece possible. Amen