“Follow Me, and Do the Things Which Ye Have Seen Me Do”
2 Nephi 31:12
12 And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying: He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do.
President Thomas S. Monson said:
“The question each of us must answer is the same: What shall I do with Jesus? He Himself has provided us the answer: ‘Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do’ [2 Ne. 31:12].
“The mortal mission of our Lord was foretold by the holy prophets, as was His birth. For generations, enlightened mankind in the old and the new world anxiously sought the fulfillment of prophecies uttered by righteous men inspired of Almighty God.
“Then came that heavenly pronouncement to the ‘shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. . . . For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord’ [Luke 2:8, 11]. Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, He came forth from heaven to live on earth as mortal man and to establish the kingdom of God. His glorious gospel reshaped the thinking of the world. He blessed the sick; He caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He even raised the dead to life. He provided for you and for me the greatest gift we shall ever receive: the Atonement and all that it conveys. He willingly died that we might forever live.
“From time to time the question has been posed, ‘If Jesus appeared to you today, what questions would you ask of Him?’
“My answer has always been, ‘I would not utter a word. I would listen to Him.’
“Down through the generations of time, the message from Jesus has been the same. To Peter by the shores of beautiful Galilee, He said, ‘Follow me’ [Matt. 4:19]. To Philip of old came the call, ‘Follow me’ [John 1:43]. To Levi who sat at receipt of customs came the instruction, ‘Follow me’ [Luke 5:27]. And to you and to me, if we but listen, shall come that same beckoning invitation, ‘Follow me.’
“‘Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man’ [Luke 2:52]. Have we? Of Him it was said that He ‘went about doing good’ [Acts 10:38]. Do we?”
(“Christ at Bethesda’s Pool,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 17.)