I had a chance this weekend to go up to Draper to see the new Temple that will be dedicated in March of this year. The temple is gorgeous. It is set up on a hill overlooking the entire Salt Lake valley and commands an awesome view. The temple itself isn’t as large as some of the others that are in Utah but its interior is beautiful and a peaceful feeling abides there. I was reminded while I was there of the sublime opportunity that I have as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to attend the temple and to participate in the sacred ordinances that are there to be had. I had my testimony strengthened. I know that God is our heavenly father and that as such he loves each of us individually. He wants us to succeed in life and he has given us all of the tools that we need to enable us to be able, one day, to return to His presence and live with him for eternity. I know that the sealing power, available only in the temples, enables families to live together in the life after this and enjoy the same love and joy that they experience here on earth. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored church of God on the earth and that the leaders of the church hold all of the authority that the ancient prophets and apostles held. I am grateful for this knowledge and for the blessing to live so close to another temple of God.
[Header image By Leon7 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons]
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