Enoch's eyes (a svithe)


Yesterday I taught Sunday School and this is something we did not get to:

    35 And the Lord spake unto Enoch, and said unto him: Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see. And he did so.
    36 And he beheld the spirits that God had created; and he beheld also things which were not visible to the natural eye; and from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land: A seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people.

We were talking about opposites, good and evil, in the world and within ourselves. What I love about Enoch is how he demonstrates that weaknesses can become strengths, etc. (1,, 2, 3)

The scene above is particularly interesting. Clearly we are meant to read this as symbolic of Christ, but Enoch is playing both roles, Messiah and blind man. Because, being a fallen man, being a child of God, he is both.

And so are we.

What a beautiful message.

last week's svithe


  1. It's always interesting to see how different people handle the same material. I taught the same lesson yesterday, and we focused on what it means to make an acceptable offering in our day.

    It was mostly Cain and Abel - because we had a long Sacrament Meeting we didn't get as far as Enoch, which was tragic.

    I like your reading of this passage.

  2. .

    It's a rich three chapters and there is no good way to cut it down.

  3. This will be our lesson next week. We've had Stake Conference already this year so we're a we behind. I'm looking forward to teaching it, too.

  4. .

    Wow! Is EVERYONE teaching it??

  5. WOW. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.