It’s 2:48 am right now, and I just finished writing my lesson for church tomorrow and I was listening to music. On Pandora, there is a Mormon Tabernacle station and one of my favorite songs came on. I’ve been learning it on cello, and I also have the first few lines on violin memorized.
I’m going to insert a video here that has the song being sung by a choir so that you guys can get the full effect.
In my religion, Kolob is the star nearest to the throne of God. This song is saying that God’s works have no end, both his love and his glory. A very large part of our religion is that we will live again with our Heavenly Father and have the opportunity to become a God just like him and create our own world’s.
The lesson I’m teaching is “Who I Am and Who I Can Be”. And although many of you may not be religious or have a different religion, I always find it interesting to hear other people’s beliefs.
So let’s start with who we are. One thing that is always stressed in our church is our importance to God. He is such a mighty being, but he loves us so unconditionally and with such mercy. We were made in God’s own image and he wants the best for us so that we can return to him. We are always told that we are sons and daughters of a King. This is why while we do use the terms God and Lord, a very common one is Heavenly Father.
I love this song so much and I feel like I need to write this down and get it out somewhere, so I’m going to do something called “bearing your testimony”.
I’d like to bear my testimony that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know that Joseph Smith restored this gospel to the Earth and that Thomas S. Monson is a true and living prophet of God.
I know that eternal families are true, and that even after death I will be able to be with my loved ones. I know that the priesthood keys are passed down through worthy individuals to bless our lives. I know that because of these keys, I was able to be baptized and confirmed a member of the Church for those who have passed on so that they may enter the Kingdom of God.
I know that Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for us, and because of it I am able to repent and be forgiven for my sins.
I know that I am a daughter of a kind and caring Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me.