He is known to have been compassionate, loving, genuine, and filled with the love of God. In that brief period of time, I certainly knew he cared about people-all people-the little ones, the older ones, the middle ones, everyone was deserving of his love. His love showed me who God is.
God loves us. If He was willing to allow His Son to redeem us with His blood, He wouldn’t disregard that sacrifice by leaving us without direction back to Him. It makes perfect sense that our loving Heavenly Father would give us modern-day prophets to guide us through this mortal journey.
The Lord, in his infinite goodness, would never leave us alone on this earth to fend for ourselves. He knows we need instruction and direction. Throughout the ages He has placed prophets on the earth, to act as his mouthpieces – from Adam to Noah, Moses to Peter.