Doctrine and Covenants 18–19
“𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚂𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚜 𝙸𝚜 𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝”
Martin and Lucy Harris had one of the finest farms in Palmyra, New York.
It had taken them years to acquire, had enabled them to raise a family, and had given them good standing in the community. But in 1829 it became clear that the Book of Mormon could be published only if Martin mortgaged his farm to pay the printer.
Martin had a testimony of the Book of Mormon, but Lucy did not. If Martin went forward with the mortgage and the Book of Mormon did not sell well, he would lose his farm and jeopardize his marriage.
At some time or another, we all face questions similar to those that Martin may have been facing: What is the gospel of Jesus Christ worth to me?
What am I willing to sacrifice to help build God’s kingdom?
It may help us to remember that no one has ever paid a higher price to bless God’s children than Jesus Christ, “the greatest of all” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:18).
Martin made the decision to mortgage his farm. His sacrifice paid for the printing of the first 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon. And now, more than 190 million copies later, millions of souls around the world have been blessed.
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🎨 🖼: Martin Harris Farm, by Al Rounds