The devotional for January 12, 2021, was given by President Henry J. Eyring and his wife Kelly Eyring.
President Eyring’s talk, “A Samaritan’s Spring, this Winter,” talked about how we must always choose to serve others, and how even in these difficult times, it’s best to look out for those in need.
“Fall showed us that we can adapt and survive. Winter presents an opportunity to thrive. Even last semester, when pandemic protocols put a damper on many face-to-face gatherings, there were innovative, safe ways of ministering to one another and enjoying high quality learning experiences,” he said in his devotional talk.
President Eyring stated how happy he was that the campus made it successfully through the fall semester. But he knows this semester still brings many challenges. He offered a word of advice, telling everyone to stay true to the Spirit.
“Even in the toughest spiritual seas, we must not cut our spiritual anchors or let ourselves be driven with the wind and tossed,” he said.
In an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio President Eyring before elaborated on what the school plans to do with health precautions going forward into the new semester.
He emphasized that he was confident in what the school did in the fall but warned that “we have to be prepared for something less than the ideal situation.”
Sister Eyring’s talk, “Your Why,” talked about the importance of goal setting, and how important it is for others to share in their goals.
“I get inspired to work harder when I am with others, and I take courage from their energy,” she said.
Sister Eyring told BYU-Idaho Radio about how her own goals have changed because of the difficult times we are all now facing.
“I am so grateful for the technology,” she said. “We have children and grandchildren who don’t live next to us, and I really foresee those things helping us keep close, even after this challenge.”