i am grateful for my church.
(artwork by Minerva Teichert)
A few months back, I was teaching a lesson to the young ladies from church and in that lesson the question was asked:
What are some blessings that you enjoy because of your membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
We listed some on the board, but later that day I started to think about my personal blessings that I have enjoyed in my life because of this church.
My list was endless.
Why? Because everything I enjoy in my life is because of my faith. My knowledge of, and faith in a loving Heavenly Father. And in his son, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. And it it this foundation upon which the church is built.
I love the teachings of our church. They are constant. When the world changes it's standards (as it always will) the church stands firm on it's standards.
I love that I know my purpose in this life. I love that I know my purpose after this life.
I love that my children will be raised with moral standards.
I love that every Sunday I have the opportunity to "fill" my spiritual cup by attending church. It helps get me through my week.
I love that we believe God leads us and still reveals truth to us through a living prophet today. It just makes sense.
I love that there is NO paid clergy. It's like we are all working together as a team. It gives everyone an opportunity to share their talents and abilities.
I love that we believe families are together for eternity.
I love how no matter what country you're in, or what city, the church will be the exact same. Same organization. Same songs. Same teachings. Same spirit.
I love that I am a Child of God.
I love this church and the blessing it is to be a part of it.