Monday, July 8, 2013

Come to the Temple

  We are so very happy to share this post with you.  It has been a long wait for this group and a lot of preparation has been done for this day to come.  They have all overcome obstacles and now the time has come for them to be sealed as families for Time and All Eternity. In the Temple, members of the Church who make themselves eligible, can participate in the most exalted of the redeeming ordinances that have been revealed to mankind. A family can live together through eternity together and be as one like they are here on earth.
 The ordinances and ceremonies of the temple are simple. They are beautiful. They are sacred.
They are kept confidential lest they be given to those who are unprepared. Curiosity is not a preparation. Deep interest itself is not a preparation. Preparation for the ordinances includes preliminary steps: faith, repentance, baptism, confirmation, worthiness, a maturity and dignity worthy of one who comes invited as a guest into the house of the Lord.
 We must be prepared before we go to the temple. We must be worthy before we go to the temple.
 There are restrictions and conditions set. They were established by the Lord and not by man. And, the Lord has every right and authority to direct the matters relating to the Temple be kept sacred and confidential.
We are naturally anxious about the unknown. We often become nervous over new experiences.
Be at peace. You are going to the Temple. You will have someone to assist you at every turn. You will be carefully guided—be at peace.
“Come to the Temple.” If not now, come soon. Pray fervently, set your lives in order, save whatever you can in hopes that that day may come. Start now, a sometimes very difficult and discouraging journey of repentance. The Temple transforms the individual and makes abundantly worthwhile any efforts made to get there. Keep your faith and your hope and determine that you will come that you will be worthy and that you will come to the Temple.  So come to the Temple, come and claim your blessings. It is a sacred work.
Thank You Freddy Nicerio for the pictures that you posted so we could repost them here.