I've watched/listened to/read the talks since, but I always love the heavy concentration of watching them all at once. It's like getting an IV of spiritual enlightenment.
Still, I love conference! One story that I've thought of over and over has also felt relevant to me over and over. It's from Elder Gary B. Sabin:
My father-in-law taught at BYU and loved BYU football but could not bring himself to watch their games because he was so nervous about the outcome. Then a wonderful thing happened—the VCR was invented, which made it possible for him to record the games. If BYU won, he would watch the recording with perfect confidence, absolutely certain of the ending! If they were penalized unfairly, injured, or behind late in the fourth quarter, he wasn’t stressed because he knew they would pull it out! You might say he had “a perfect brightness of hope”!So it is with us. As we are faithful, we can have equal certainty that things will work out well for us in the end. The Lord’s promises are sure. This does not mean this mortal university will be easy or without many tears, but as Paul wrote, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
It reminds me of one of my favorite lines from Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat: We've read the book, and you come out on top.
I'm grateful for living prophets that inspire and lead and remind us of things we know.
"things will work out well for us in the end"
What more could we ask for?