During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Love the Temple

I Love the Temple!!

I am so grateful to live in a time and place where I can easily take the time to visit the House of the Lord.  I am grateful to all those who have worked and sacrificed and served to bring forth this day when temples litterally cover the earth.

The Temple is a place of peace.

The Temple is a place of comfort.

The Temple is a place of instruction.

The Temple is a place of service.

The Temple is a place of joy.

If you have not been to visit or serve in an LDS Temple lately, please consider making plans to do so soon.  I don't think that you will be disappointed with your visit.

The Prophet Joseph Smith, and my father, Hyrum Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and other choice spirits who were reserved to come forth in the fulness of times to take part in laying the foundations of the great latter-day work, Including the building of the temples and the performance of ordinances therein for the redemption of the dead, were also in the spirit world. I observed that they were also among the noble and great ones who were chosen in the beginning to be rulers in the Church of God. Even before they were born, they, with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men.

D&C 138: 53-56

(D&C 138 is a vision given to President Joseph F. Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 3 October 1918. In his opening address at the 89th Semiannual General Conference of the Church, on 4 October 1918, President Smith declared that he had received several divine communications during the previous months. One of these, concerning the Savior’s visit to the spirits of the dead while his body was in the tomb, President Smith had received the previous day. It was written immediately following the close of the conference. On 31 October 1918, it was submitted to the counselors in the First Presidency, the Council of the Twelve, and the Patriarch, and it was unanimously accepted by them.)

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