Sunday, May 6, 2012

"As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us."

From a January 1982 Ensign article.... 

"Early in the week, Elder Thomas S. Monson of the Quorum of the Twelve suggested deep spiritual meaning in the physical presence of the temple. He recounted the late Elder Matthew Cowley’s story about a grandfather who took his small granddaughter on a birthday visit to the Salt Lake Temple grounds. With permission of the groundskeeper, they walked to the large doors of the temple. He suggested that she place her hand on the temple wall and then on the door, saying tenderly to her, “Remember that this day you touched the temple. One day you will enter this door.” His special gift to his granddaughter was an appreciation for the House of the Lord. Likewise, counseled Elder Monson, 'As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.'"

Ella touched the Portland, Oregon temple on Friday night. That's where her parents were married and it was a special moment for me to be able to do that with her. 

More details to come about our weekend, but I will leave you with that Sunday thought.

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