In each of our lives we are faced with confusion. Decisions can be difficult when the answers are unclear. At fourteen years old, Joseph Smith was faced with a country torn be religious revivalism. Preachers of all sects clamored for converts in a battle for men`s very souls. Joseph recounts the following:
®So great were the confusion and strife among the different denominations, that it was impossible for a person young as I was, and so unacquainted with men and things, to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong.®
Joseph continued to search for answers to his confusion. One evening, Joseph was reading the family Bible in the book of James, first chapter and fifth verse: ®If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberaly, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.®
Joseph arrived at the conclusion that he must either remain in darkness, or ask God which of all the chruches was God`s church. His humble prayer was answered on a beautiful morning, early in the sping of 1820. God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to the young boy Joseph Smith in a quiet grove of trees.
This began the restoration of the Lord`s kingdom upon the earth. God had spoken to men again, and the silence of the heavens was shattered. This event confirms the reality of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, for Joseph saw Him standing on the right hand of God. This remarkable vision provides the answer for the honest in heart who seek to know God`s truth.