In preparing for my lesson this coming Sunday, I decided to look for talks from the last General Conference about Temples.
The first article I found was titled, “Temple Mirrors of Eternity: a Testimony of Family” by Gerrit W. Gong.
Quotes I Feel Would Be Good for the Lesson
…an eternal perspective of gospel conversion and temple covenants can help us see rich blessings in each generation of our forever families.
Temple mirrors of eternity remind us that each human being has “divine nature and destiny”; that “sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally”; 4 and that, growing together in love and faithfulness, we can give children roots and wings.
The world pursues enlightened self-interest. Yet the power is not in us to save ourselves. But it is in Him. Infinite and eternal, 10 only our Savior’s Atonement transcends time and space to swallow up death, anger, bitterness, unfairness, loneliness, and heartbreak.
Sometimes things go wrong even though we have done our very best. A Lamb innocent and pure, our Savior weeps with and for us. When we always remember Him, 11 He can stand with us “at all times and in all things, and in all places that [we] may be in.”
Song: “I Love to See the Temple”
There were some great insights in this talk about the temple mirrors and how they go both ways: as a son, grandson, great-grandson, etc. and as a father, great-grandfather, etc. Christ was known as the “Father and the Son”, possibly for the same reason, because His role went both ways for all generations – he saves all man-kind.
Some of the things I feel I can teach the boys:
- How important the temple is in sealing our family for time and for eternity
- How the temple is all about family forever
- How being worthy to go to the House of the Lord must be our MAIN GOAL in this life
- How our temple recommend is are ticket to the Celestial Kingdom
I’m grateful for this talk.
I’m grateful that I was able to be sealed to Becky and my children for time and for all eternity.
I’m grateful I made time today to study before doing anything else.