Verily, verily, I say unto you, as I said unto my disciples, where two or three are gathered together in my name, as touching one thing, behold, there will I be in the midst of them—even so am I in the midst of you.
President Henry B. Eyring, April 2016, LDS General Conference
What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:
The Lord gives instructions to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery regarding how testimony and revelation work among those seeking to follow Christ.
Thoughts about this scripture:
Sometimes I hear people questioning why we should go to church. This is an answer to that question. If the Lord is in the midst of where his follower's gather, then we will find Him at Church on Sunday. And if we are seeking HIm, then going to where He says he will be would be the way to find him.
How does this strengthen my testimony
Just like anyone, there I times when I don't want to pray, or go to church, or to read my scriptures. This is part of being human. And part of being subject to opposition.
I never pray, read my scriptures or go to church and regret it. I always benefit spiritually and emotionally from these things. And it's not a surprise.
So even when I feel like staying home, I know that Christ is waiting for me at Church. And I will be happier after going and hanging out with him.