I love to see the temple.
I love to worship inside of the temple.
Why? Because LDS temples are about two things that I love:
The Atonement of Jesus Christ
I noticed in my scripture reading this week, that the sealing power of the priesthood--or in other words, the power to seal families together for eternity--is mentioned twice in the first two sections of The Doctrine and Covenants.
That is pretty significant to me.
The Old Testament prophet Elijah has returned to the earth. He did what it was prophesied he would do in the Old Testament: He restored God's sealing power--the power that would "turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to the fathers,"--to the earth.
This power was given to Joseph Smith and resides only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will do so until the Savior Jesus Christ returns to the earth--so basically until the end of time...
Visiting the temple yesterday reminded me that God cares about families.
He doesn't just stop at sealing us together, like it's a one-time-deal. He invites us to return to the temple again and again to receive invaluable personal instruction on how we can strengthen our families and be happy together on earth and eternally. He send prophets to warn us of evils in the world that would destroy our families.
The church is always presenting ways for us to build up healthy family relationships: family home evening, The Family Proclamation, urging us to hold daily family prayer and scripture study. Why? Because the Lord wants ALL FAMILIES to remain intact. He wants ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE to return to him along with their families. Because he knows that the adversary of all men would like to dismantle what the Lord has joined together.
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Please feel free to share your feelings or testimony of temples in the comment section below.
Tell me: Why do you love to see the Temple??
How has temple service strengthened you or blessed your life?