Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Why I Love the Temple

The other day Sister DeBoer and I were talking and Walt Disney was brought into the conversation. I thought he was an exceptional person for all the good that he accomplished etc.
Sister DeBoer then stated, "Well of course he is wonderful, he created the happiest place on earth besides the temple!"

What a statement!

And as I thought about it I would have to agree. I am sure there are many, particularly those who have not yet had the opportunity to go to the temple that would be inclined to doubt that statement.
I will refrain from elaborating more on the popular belief that a Disney park is the happiest place on earth, but I would like to focus on presenting further light to Sister De Boer's thought. These parks, as fun and happy as they are, still fall below the joy and happiness that awaits those that go to the Temple.
I love the Temple because of what it represents: The House of the Lord. It is a Holy place, a place of purity and peace.

I know that Temples and the ordinances therein provide lasting and eternal happiness, that strengthen and build up the human soul and empower us to face the challenges of the world as we leave with a firmer sense of true identity. That we are literally sons and daughters of God.

I know my reasons are simple, but they are also everything to me. But to find out more about temples and what they are, go to the link!

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