As LDS Grandparents, one of the most satisfying truths that we have the privilege to bear testimony about, to our grandchildren, is that of eternal families. In fact, in the post – “Top Ten Things An LDS GrandParent Should Tell Their Grandchildren.” – telling them about your eternal family, is number four on our list…
Just recently, one of our daughters – after seven years of civil marriage, was able to be sealed to her husband for time and all eternity, in the Holy Temple. This created a wonderful opportunity for this Nana, to share her feelings about the temple and our eternal family – with some of her own grandchildren. Many of us, are still waiting to witness some of our children sealed in the temple. So, you know just how significant, and emotional this day was, to our family…
This truly was a special day, as you can imagine. Once my daughter and her husband were sealed together in that beautiful and sacred ceremony - temple workers escorted three small children – dressed in Celestial attire, to come and join their parents. It was a vision to behold, and one that I shall never, throughout all of eternity – forget. Even now, I can still vividly picture this sweet eternal family, clothed in white – as they surrounded the Holy altar of God, and were sealed together, forever.
The doctrine that families can be together forever, is for the LDS GrandParent – at the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This beautiful eternal truth, draws us immediately to the atonement of Jesus Christ, and precisely what that great sacrifice provides for each and every one of us; to be together forever!
As we bear witness of the power of the priesthood to bind families, which is given to us through Jesus Christ – and because of the atonement… our grandchildren come to know how important our Savior is to all of us. Depending upon the age of your grandchildren, and from the time they are very young – the LDS GrandParent can teach these eternal principles to their grandchildren.
Each one of us, has the deep desire to belong… and teaching our grandchildren that they belong to us, in a beautiful eternal chain of love – is a powerful key of knowledge, to plant within their hearts:-)
Resource for LDS GrandParents: The new LDS Nursery manual, “Behold Your Little Ones”, has some wonderful suggestions for teaching our grandchildren about My Family Can Be Together Forever: lesson #23.