Learning What Matters Most and Teaching Others – #lighttheworld

This day felt extremely busy for some reason. I didn’t do much, but I guess you could say I was extremely busy sleeping. All the yucky infections are going away, so that’s good.

Sometimes I forget to focus on what matters most, but when I go to the temple, it helps me get things back in perspective.
Sometimes I forget to focus on what matters most, but when I go to the temple, it helps me get things back in perspective.

Tonight for Family Home Evening we didn’t stay home. We drove to Salt Lake City to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square. They are always a highlight of the Holidays for us. I took lots of photos. (I love my camera!) While we were in the visitor’s center, we needed to find the bathroom, so we asked one of the sister missionaries there, and she said, “Oh, that’s easy. You follow Jesus (she pointed out a row of pictures along the wall), and then you choose the right!” I thought it was cute, but maybe you had to be there.

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Today the #lighttheworld theme was “Jesus taught others and so can you.” When I saw that this morning it flummoxed me. What can a person who is still recovering from illness do to teach others? It sure beats me. Or did anyway, because I had zero ideas. Once again I prayed that I could notice a way to help someone else learn something.

My next thought was, I wonder what people on Facebook are doing? (Oh, the times we live in!) But one of the first things I found was a link to a site with information about developmental stages of children for newborn through the teenage years, which I thought was very cool and would have paid to know back when I was starting out, so I shared it on my Facebook page and tagged my adult kids who have children of their own.  I didn’t even think about this being a form of teaching until tonight.

But the next cool thing I found was a video released by the Mormon.org people that I’d never seen before. This video talks about what happens in a Mormon Temple and why it’s important. It’s one of the best explanations I’ve ever seen, so I’m sharing it here, even though I already posted it on Facebook. If you have ever been curious about that, you should watch this.

(Read and Follow the Instructions)

David, in the Bible, loved the temple too. He understood that they were places where you could set worldly concerns aside and seek inspiration from God.

Psalm 27:4-5

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Holiness to the Lord. The house of the Lord.
Holiness to the Lord. The house of the Lord.
For unto us a child is born!
For unto us a child is born!

 

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