Behold Your Little Ones
I'm moving some popular posts from one of my many blogs to here. Consolidation is the name of this game! The original post is from October of 2013, but they are still good words, still valid thoughts and feelings.
As I was reading through this section this time I thought about a recent quote I've read... can't remember where I read it, but it essentially says that it's not enough to just live a good life, assuming your children will see that and choose that path also.
We have to teach them, they don't just grow up to be good people without learning how. What makes you good? Why do you make the choices you do? What are the results of that? We need to teach them!
Sister Grassli (former general primary president) 'Let us not underestimate the capacity and potential power for today's children to perpetuate righteousness. No group of people in the church is as receptive to the truth.'
We see the result of the Savior loving and teaching these children. For two hundred years there is righteousness with the Nephites. These children held on to their experience, knowledge and testimony. They grew and taught their children, who taught their children. We see that as more time passes and more generations follow posterity starts to forget, maybe lag a little. The intensity and reality of the experience becomes a story some may tell and some may not.
We had our primary program on Sunday and I thought about my cute kids as I saw them up there on the stand, bearing testimony in the simplest of form. I thought about teaching them... I need to do so much better.
They sang 'A Child's Prayer' and I cried... I always cry. I love that song...
- 1. Heavenly Father, are you really there?And do you hear and answer ev'ry child's prayer?Some say that heaven is far away,But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember nowSomething that Jesus told disciples long ago:"Suffer the children to come to me."Father, in prayer I'm coming now to thee.
Here is that quote all cute an pinnable!