I was watching the Sunday morning session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my parents' basement in Ucon, Idaho when we heard a scream upstairs. We were a little worried that someone had gotten hurt or something dreadful had happened.
My wife, Darla, then comes down the stairs, and from the staircase asks, "Did you hear that??" I said that I didn't know what she was talking about. She then said, "Listen listen listen!" Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talked about the topic of peace, and how we can find Peace through Jesus Christ. He then said, "a beautiful and beloved new hymn written for today's youth by Brother Nik Day titled Peace in Christ declares, 'when there's no peace on earth, there is peace in Christ.'" See the clip below.
My hands went up and my chin dropped as if my favorite football team just scored a touch down. The rest of my family were also celebrating with their mouths agape. It was so surreal to have an Apostle quote me and say my name in General Conference - in front of millions of people all over the world. I had just noticed that my phone was buzzing over and over, telling me I was receiving a lot of texts all at once from friends to tell me they heard my name in Conference.
I am just so grateful that I have had the opportunity to write music that has reached the hearts of millions of people all across the globe. I remember the time I went to Nashville to see if I should move there, and during institute in a Nashville church foyer I had the distinct impression to move to Salt Lake City instead and get a full-time job with the Church. That decision has affected my life in so many ways. I am grateful for the hand of the Lord in our lives. There truly is "peace in Christ" when we learn of Him, listen to His words, and walk in the meekness of His spirit (Doctrine and Covenants 19:23).