Alma 18:9-10 He Was More Astonished, Because of the Faithfulness ofAmmon

9 And they said unto him: Behold, he is feeding thy horses. Now the king had commanded his servants, previous to the time of the watering of their flocks, that they should prepare his horses and chariots, and conduct him forth to the land of Nephi; for there had been a great feast appointed at the land of Nephi, by the father of Lamoni, who was king over all the land.
10 Now when king Lamoni heard that Ammon was preparing his horses and his chariots he was more astonished, because of the faithfulness of Ammon, saying: Surely there has not been any servant among all my servants that has been so faithful as this man; for even he doth remember all my commandments to execute them.
(Alma 18:9-10)
When something dramatic happens in my life, I have a tendency to ruminate on it instead of simply moving forward.  I like the following passage from the poem “If–” by Rudyard Kipling:
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster / And treat those two imposters just the same.”
We have a tendency to think that when something amazing happens to us or when we do something really well, we are entitled to a little bit of a break.  Of course we like to celebrate our successes.  What a great example Ammon provides, though.  Even though he had just been part of a dramatic miracle, his attention remained on his duty.  He carried on with the menial labors he had been assigned to perform.  He didn’t let the miracle he had been a part of “go to his head.”  No wonder the king was impressed with him.  He was a dependable worker who could do amazing things without becoming unsteady or losing his focus.
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