I was reading my October Ensign today, and it has a tribute to President James E. Faust (who passed away Aug. 10, 2007). What a great man, and truly a "moral compass." He is dearly missed, but his place was filled by such a great man, Elder Henry B. Eyring.
The first picture shows the first presidency with a seat left empty after Pres. Faust's passing. Picture two captured a brief moment of love and support from fellow apostles of the Lord. There is a love that exists between the leaders of the church that is rarely found in any other organization or group in the world. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland immediately put his hand on Pres. Eyring's arm to comfort and steady him. They had been seat mates for 12 1/2 years. Then Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf put his hand on President Eyring's other arm.
Then Elder Uchtdorf moved over one chair and Elder Bednar moved over one chair. This moving to a different chair in this quorum is a rare event. Elder Cook was greeted and hands were extended from every side as he made his way to the now empty chair for the junior member of the Twelve.
On his way back, President Hinckley stopped briefly, waved his cane above Pres. Eyring's head, as one would picture being knighted by the sword of the king, and gently tapped him on the head. What an adorable prophet we have, with such a cute sense of humor. 97 years old and he is sharp as a tack! (Photos by Scot Facer Proctor, publisher of Meridian Magazine)