Monday, October 3, 2016

Family is the Point


I'm the kind of person who really likes to know why.  What is the big picture?  What are we trying to accomplish, and for what purpose? Answers to those kind of questions provide me a framework to make sense of what is going on around me. 

The visiting teaching message for October can be found here, and helps put life in perspective.  The Family is Ordained of God.  Julie B. Beck explains:

“The Creation of the earth provided a place where families could live. God created a man and a woman who were the two essential halves of a family. It was part of Heavenly Father’s plan that Adam and Eve be sealed and form an eternal family.
“… The Fall made it possible for them to have sons and daughters.
“[Christ’s] Atonement allows for the family to be sealed together eternally. It allows for families to have eternal growth and perfection. The plan of happiness, also called the plan of salvation, was a plan created for families. …
“… This was Christ’s doctrine. … Without the family, there is no plan; there is no reason for mortal life.”
Photo:  "The Father's plan for His children is a plan of love.  It is a plan to unite His children--His family--with Him."--Carole M. Stephens
The purpose of life is all about families.  Now, I recognize that not all children are born into ideal family situations, and I realize that not all adults marry nor have children.  However, regardless of circumstances beyond our control, we can speak up, encourage, and support strong families.  We can help strengthen the families we do have, and remember that we are all part of God's family.   photo visiting2_zps6d4521f3.jpg

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Thanks for families.

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2 comments:

  1. I agree completely. My family -- all of it -- is the most important thing in my life.

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