Saturday, August 1, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple

We had the opportunity to take our children the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house. What a wonderful experience it was. It is always neat to be in the temple with your eternal family. Sophie and Collin love the temple and quite often ask if we can go there; especially on our way home from Grandpa and Grandma's house where they always see it sitting so beautifully on the mountain.

As I think of taking my children to the temple, I can't help but think of these words given in a talk by President Thomas S. Monson

During one year, the Primary organization conducted an effort to have the children become better acquaited with the holy temples of God. As a loving teacher guided a boy or girl to the large door of the Salt Lake Temple and the little one reached out and up to touch the temple, I could almost see the Master welcoming the little children His side and could almost hear His comforting words: "suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid then not; for of such is the kingdom of God."


(picture taken by Shan'l Parish. To see more beautiful pictures of the Oquirrh Temple, click here)

"As we love the temple, touch the temple, and attend the temple, our lives will reflect our faith." Thomas S. Monson

I love to see the excitement my children have for the temple just in visiting its ground and in aspiring to go there some day. Although much of the open house was beyond their understanding, they did feel of the Spirit of the holy house in which we were in. And for Sophie I think it brought back some memories of the special day when we visited the temple to be sealed together as a family for all time and eternity.

Bountiful Temple, October 2006

"As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us." Thomas S. Monson





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